Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA's Clean Air Act Authority

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New polling shows that Michigan voters want Congress to let the EPA do its job in enforcing the Clean Air Act. The results of the polling released today shows that 67 percent of Michigan voters support the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial sources.

With Michigan's own Representative Upton chairing the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee --- and on a new misguided crusade to strip the EPA of this voter- and Supreme Court-supported authority --- it is important that the state's full congressional delegation take note of the danger of opposing such a large segment of their constituency.

Earlier this week, the Natural Resources Defense Council released a poll showing that two-thirds of Representative Upton's own district oppose his efforts to attack the EPA.

The polling information released today can be found here (pdf).

For the accompanying press release, please click here (pdf).

The statewide poll, conducted Jan. 13 - 18, surveyed 500 Michigan voters and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4.4 percentage points.

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