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Three-quarters of Americans Want Stronger Clean Air Standards

Pete Altman

Posted June 17, 2011

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Americans are firmly behind the US Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to protect children and public health from dangerous air pollution and think Congress should let the EPA do its job, according to a new poll released by the American Lung Association.

The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Moore Information, found that:

  • An overwhelming 75 percent of voters support EPA setting stricter limits on smog;
  • 65 percent say that stricter standards on air pollution will not damage our economic recovery, with 54 percent believing that updates are likely to create more jobs, not less;
  • 66 percent of voters think the EPA should set pollution standards, not Members of Congress;
  • Support for updating smog standards is widespread. Targeted polling among voters in Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Virginia found support for the EPA setting stricter limits on air pollution ranging between 64-72 percent.

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GorgonJun 17 2011 05:56 PM

I recently read about a NASCAR mechanic that built a special V6 car back in the 1980's for GM that got 50+ mpg and polluted less.
Now that is what the car companies need to really get into: get these experts involved and the gas mileage problem will be solved, not with more government rules and regulations, such as the catalytic converter disaster that actually has been proven to cause more pollution and waste fuel.

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