New Poll: Americans Know Clean Energy & Climate Action Create Jobs

from Wildlife Promise

A new Associated Press poll out this morning is giving a big boost to the prospects of a clean energy & climate bill in the Senate:

More Americans believe steps taken to reduce global warming pollution will help the U.S. economy than say such measures will hurt it. It’s a sign the public is showing more faith in President Barack Obama’s economic arguments for limiting heat-trapping gases than in Republican claims that the actions would kill jobs.

In an Associated Press-Stanford University poll, 40 percent said U.S. action to slow global warming in the future would create jobs. Slightly more, 46 percent, said it would boost the economy. [...]

The survey’s results seem to boost Democratic efforts to curb global warming pollution and sign on to an international agreement to reduce heat-trapping gases, despite the concerns many Americans have about the recession and the high unemployment rate.

Voters know the benefits of clean energy & climate legislation are clear. Tell your Senators that clean energy will repower America’s economy, create millions of jobs, and protect people & wildlife from the worst effects of global warming.