16 Feb '12, 12pm

80% of Independent Voters (& Majority of Americans) Opposed to Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Filed under: Energy News

80% of Independent Voters (& Majority of Americans) Opposed to Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Filed under: Energy News

President Obama, in his latest budget proposal, has called to repeal more than $4 billion a year in subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, arguing that these “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies… impede investment in clean energy sources and undermine efforts to address the threat of climate change.” And it turns out that a large percentage of the American population is with him. In the Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies in November 2011 report, Yale researchers found that 70% of Americans opposed federal subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, including nice majorities of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats. Interestingly, independent voters are most opposed to these subsidies. Here are the highlights from the report: Priority 70 percent of Americans say global warming should be a very high (12%), high (25%), or medium (33%) priority for the president and Co...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/16/80-of-independent-vot...

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