Poll: Swing-State Voters Favor EPA Regs

American Electric Power's (AEP) Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, October 30, 2009. In cooperation with AEP, the French company Alstom unveiled the world's largest carbon capture facility at a coal plant, so called 'clean coal,' which will store around 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 2.1 kilometers (7,200 feet) underground. 
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Alex Brown
Oct. 28, 2013, 2:01 p.m.

Swing-state voters largely ap­prove of new reg­u­la­tions to curb power plant emis­sions, ac­cord­ing to a poll re­leased Monday by the en­vir­on­ment­al group League of Con­ser­va­tion Voters.

Sev­enty-four per­cent of voters, the group says, gave their sup­port to reg­u­la­tions by the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency that would lim­it emis­sions for new coal-fired power plants. LCV sur­veyed 11 swing states with 2014 Sen­ate races.

That sup­port also in­cludes plenty of Re­pub­lic­ans, as 58 per­cent of GOP re­pond­ents gave the new stand­ards a nod of ap­prov­al. Voters also over­whelm­ingly placed more faith in EPA than Con­gress to set new reg­u­la­tions.

LCV sur­veyed 1,113 likely voters via land­line and cell phone from Oct. 9-13. The poll’s mar­gin of er­ror is plus or minus 2.9 per­cent­age points.


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