Rich Robinson

24 States Are Suing Federal Govt to Stop Clean Power Plan - Even Though Majority of Their Voters Want It

As litigators prepare oral arguments for the 24-state suit to stop the federal government from implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a Citizen Cabinet survey finds that two-thirds of registered voters in the states party to the suit (67 percent) actually favor the Plan. Eight states were also surveyed, including three are party to the lawsuit; in all three – Florida, Ohio, and Texas – two-thirds or more also support the plan. In Oklahoma, which filed a lawsuit independently from the multi-state case, 68 percent of registered voters also favor the plan. Across the country as a whole, 69 percent approve of the CPP, with similar majorities in key swing states surveyed. 

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