New Poll Adds to ACES Momentum

With a vote before the full House expected Friday or Saturday, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll is giving a big boost to the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act:

Three-quarters of Americans think the federal government should regulate the release into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases from power plants, cars and factories to reduce global warming, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with substantial majority support from Democrats, Republicans and independents.

Some other highlights:

  • Among "liberal and moderate Republicans, 60 percent … back a cap-and-trade program."
  • "Six in 10 Americans favor U.S. action, even if other countries do less to confront climate change."
  • "Nearly two-thirds of those younger than 30 said they support cap and trade, and eight in 10 support federal limits on emissions."

Please take a moment right now to email or call your member of Congress to urge them to support this critical legislation!

Published: June 25, 2009