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Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Stronger Particle Pollution Standards
Voters want to see stronger clean air standards from the EPA, with annual and daily soot limits that meet the recommendations of the EPA’s scientific advisors. Voters reject the argument that stricter standards would hurt the economy and drive up energy prices. By a 74%-16% margin, voters support the EPA updating air pollution standards by placing stricter limits on soot. After learning that the EPA’s proposed new soot standards are not as strict as the standards recommended by the EPA’s scientific advisors, voters support moving to the stricter standards recommended by the EPA’s scientific advisors by a 65%-20% margin.
Poll: Voters Mostly Support Biden’s 2024 Budget Proposal
Voters support all of the major climate-related provisions in President Biden’s budget proposal. 62% of voters support President Biden’s proposal to invest $24 billion dollars in community climate resilience against floods, wildfires and storms. 61% of voters support President Biden’s proposed investments to help address climate change, such as measures to create clean energy jobs, fund climate research and strengthen communities affected by natural disasters related to climate change. 53% of voters support President Biden’s proposed investments to help meet the White House goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% by 2030.
Global Warming’s Six Americas, December 2022
Most recently, about 1 in 4 (26%) Americans are "Alarmed" about climate change. They outnumber the "Dismissive" (11%) by more than 2 to 1. Since the last Six Americas report, the "Alarmed" segment has decreased by 7 percentage points (from 33% in September 2021), however, the majority of Americans (53%) are still either "Alarmed" or "Concerned," while fewer than half that number (22%) are either "Doubtful" or "Dismissive."
By a 53%-38% margin, voters support their state investing public retirement funds in assets related to clean energy like wind and solar power. 48% of people have not heard enough about “ESG investing” to have an opinion on it—30% support it and 22% oppose it.
The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Own Poll Found Most New Yorkers Support a Gas Ban in New Buildings
Polling commissioned by oil and gas companies shows that New Yorkers support climate action and want to phase out residential gas. 74% of New Yorkers support the state “aggressively moving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”. 65% of New Yorkers support the goal of having 1 to 2 million New York homes heated with electric heat pumps rather than natural gas or oil-fueled furnaces by 2030. 65% of New Yorkers support the goal of electrifying 85% of New York homes and commercial buildings with electric heat pumps by 2050.
Poll: Voters Support Building Electric Power Transmission Infrastructure
Voters overwhelmingly want to make it easier to build new power lines in the United States, but are not as enthusiastic about new fossil fuel projects. 72% of Americans support reducing the amount of time it takes to approve new interstate power lines, including 74% of Democrats and 74% of Republicans. 75% support new power lines, versus just 55% who support new fossil fuel projects.
Poll: After Ohio Train Derailment, Voters Support Strict Safety Regulations for Railroad Companies
After the East Palestine train derailment, voters support several measures to improve railroad safety - including stronger safeguards for the transportation of liquefied natural gas. 89% of voters support strengthening regulations on railroad cars carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other dangerous substances. 81% of voters support updating trains to electronic braking systems. 58% of voters, including majorities from both parties, say there are too few safety precautions for railroad companies that transport hazardous materials.
Poll: Minnesota Voters Overwhelmingly Support Opportunities for Swift Climate Action
Majorities of Minnesota voters want the state to transition to 100% carbon-free energy and to require zero emissions in new buildings. 57% of Minnesota voters support Minnesota moving to generate 100 percent of its energy from carbon-free energy sources by 2040, including 90% of Democrats but just 24% of Republicans.
#BlackClimateWeek Reading List 2023
Black authors have told stories of the origins and consequences of environmental injustices, given us the richest and most comprehensive collection of poems about nature, and reimagined the future. The Solutions Project is excited to share recommendations to add to your reading list in February and all of the other months of the year. Readings include “The Intersectional Environmentalist” by Leah Thomas, “Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration” by Tracey Micha’el Lewis-Giggetts, “Becoming Abolitionists” by Derecka Purnell, “An Abolitionist’s Handbook” by Patrisse Cullors, and “Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving” by Tyrone McKinley Freeman.
Support for the Inflation Reduction Act remains high, with Republican voters no longer opposing it. Voters support the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) by a greater than three-to-one margin (66%-21%, including 42-41% among Republicans) after reading a brief, one-sentence description of it. However, just 50% of Americans have heard “a lot” or “some” about the IRA.