New Poll: Americans Demand Clean Energy Now

DerrickCould America’s call for a new direction in energy policy be any more clear?

After a year and a half of being hit from all sides with Big Oil’s multimillion-dollar campaign of deception to keep us hooked on dirty energy, a new poll shows support for new, clean energy policies is as strong as ever:

Most Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling energy issues and support efforts by him and Democrats in Congress to overhaul energy policy — including the controversial cap-and-trade approach to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Even as public support has slipped for Obama’s health-care proposals, support for ambitious changes in energy policy has been steady. Although the issue of health care arouses more intense feelings than energy policy does, those who do feel strongly about energy and climate policy tend to tilt toward the administration’s position and a broad majority of people echo Democratic lawmakers’ views on the benefits of proposed changes.

It’s past time for the Senate to follow in the House’s footsteps and pass strong clean energy & climate legislation. Tell your Senators to take action now!

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Published: August 28, 2009