Majority of Americans back Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions, poll shows

Posted: 6/18/2014

From The Huffington Post:

Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

An NBC poll released Wednesday shows that 67 percent of Americans support Environmental Protection Agency rules released this month that will cut carbon emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030. Thirty-seven percent expressed strong support.

The poll shows that a majority of Americans identify as "supporters" of the new limits. Of those surveyed, 53 percent agree that action to reduce coal emissions in necessary, because it will lead to cleaner air and reduced health care costs, while confronting global warming and natural disasters. Read more.