Survey; 75% of US wants carbon regulation
In a recent survey conducted by Yale and George Mason University, results show 75% of US voters approve of some sort of regulation for carbon dioxide emissions.
The survey also proposed a ‘tax swap’ that would increase taxes on fossil fuels including coal and oil, while lowering personal income tax. 61% of those surveyed would support a candidate in favor of this ‘tax swap’.
The national survey included over 1,000 individuals who will vote in November’s presidential election.
Climate change will likely be a contentious issue in the upcoming presidential debates.
In a recent interview, Barack Obama restated his intentions to push for safe regulation of emissions.
Contrarily, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has stated his intent to remove carbon dioxide from the Clean Air Act’s list of harmful substances.