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Do anti-clean energy senators have any idea what Americans want? If this morning's hearing is any guide, they don’t.

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A version of this article originally appeared on Climate Progress . Do anti-clean energy senators have any idea what Americans want? If Thursday morning’s hearing on the Clean Energy Standard (CES) Act of 2012 is any guide, they don’t. The truth is that Americans support a clean energy target for this country. Senators should listen to the American public and pass this bill. Let’s start at the beginning. In her opening remarks, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) asked, “To me, the biggest question … is whether Americans really want a CES?” If that’s the biggest question, then it’s time for the Senate to pass the Clean Energy Standard Act, because the American people want more clean energy. According to the Pew Research Center , a majority of Americans think that developing clean energy sources should be a bigger priority than expanding oil and coal production. This is exactly ...

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