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Poll shows support for Obama’s Clean Power Plan among Pa voters

A new post-election poll shows a majority of Pennsylvanians who voted in the November election support limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The Sierra Club commissioned the multi-state survey, which included about 100 Pennsylvania voters. Those polled included an equal mix of Democrats and Republicans. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed nationwide limits on climate change causing emissions. Pennsylvania’s goal is to reduce the state’s power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030.

Sixty-six percent of Pennsylvanians polled say they support reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, while 28 percent oppose limiting emissions at power plants. Those results mirrored the concerns over climate change itself. About two-thirds surveyed said climate change is a serious problem, while 35 percent disagreed.

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  • Todd Nelson

    Wow, 100 people from Philadelphia agreed with the global warming scam. Try getting those people from Newcastle and I bet you get a different result

    • Jack Wolf

      That’s New Castle. Where are you from again? And, it’s not a scam. The military has known about fossil fuel driven climate change for decades. Much of the early research was done by them for their missile guidance systems. So, if it’s a scam, not only all the National Academies worldwide are wrong, so are NASA, the Air Force, the Navy, NOAA, the Army, and the Coast Guard. Considering you can’t even spell New Castle right, how could you possibly understand the radiative properties of trace gases let alone the global impacts of our fossil fuel emissions.

      • Julieann Wozniak

        Live between the late, unlamented Hatfield, Fort Martin, and Longview in Bobtown, Greene County. My mom died of lung disease. Working 50 years in a coal mine killed my dad. Not a scam! (Unless all you watch is Fox, which will rot your brain like mind candy.)

        Unfortunately, the average Pennsylvanian does employ an army of industry lobbyists, so our opinion does not count. Nor do our lives.

        • Jack Wolf

          As weather extremes become more pronounced from fossil fuel driven climate change, people, especially parents, will react and demand something be done.

        • dikmeover

          Wha wha wha cry me a river loser!

          • Julieann Wozniak

            Depending upon where you live, sir, you might have to tread water in that river, lol. Luckily, I’m on top of a big hill, so neither Dunkard Creek or the Mon can reach me, although driving to Morgantown past said bodies of water might someday require boat travel.

          • dikmeover

            severity of hurricanes, tornadoes have been declining this past century. No proof that carbon contributes to your freaks global warming and there is now tons of proof that the computer models have been manipulated to the desired outcome and that you have been lying to us! You have no proof no facts, nothing! It is a scam! A fraud! As a matter of fact 1926 has been quietly re instated as the hottest year on record according to articles on climate depot last week and this November is the 2nd coldest ever on record so bite me!

          • Julieann Wozniak

            I am a freak since I disagree with you? What, are we on a grade school playground? Alas, I don’t waste my time lurking on conspiratorial websites. Nor am I financially beholden to the fossil fuels industry which, by the way, has ruthlessly exploited Greene County since my grandparents left the Old Country in 1910. Grandpap Rohulich was a union organizer back in the 1920s…I’m so proud.

          • dikmeover

            I do not duck on conspritul web sites. I believe in facts and you have none!

          • Jack Wolf

            I strongly suggest that you check the web pages of the National Academy of Science or NASA. If they can land a spacecraft on a moving comet or know what the atmosphere of some distant plant is composed of, they can certainly tell what’s going down right here at home. They present fact after fact showing how fossil fuel emissions cause climate change. They also indicate that it is occurring now, and that radical reductions of emissions are needed or it’s doom. And, that’s the bright side. Here’s another look at the situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop

          • dikmeover

            yup. your a liberal hack alright and a Obama splooge swallower who can not think for himself

      • dikmeover

        30 bucks for a gallon of green fuel? really? your a idiot! When diesel fuel is around 3 bucks or less tax free? Coal fired power plants being shut down has already caused a strain on the power grid as seen last years severe cold snap and with more being shut down and nothing being put on line to replace them since the useless epa makes them to expensive and the regulations are a joke what you lunatic do we suppose to do? Green energy is 9 times more expensive and more toxic to dispose of and climate change is a scam. Weather is weather and the scam your talking about? Not 1 thing back sit up since NOAA has rolled back warmest year to 1926 very quietly last week. per Climate depot article. Right now this November is the 2nd coldest ever on record!

      • dikmeover

        do you believe everything the guberment tells you or are your to stupid to even think for yourself? Liberals. The dullest tools in the shed

  • JimmyP

    Bend over PA and saw ahhhhhh

    • Jack Wolf

      We are still bent over from the last fossil fuel rush here in PA as evidenced by all the residual coal piles and the leaky abandoned gas wells. In case you haven’t noticed, the momentum is with those that know the dangers of fossil fuels. Climate change is pretty obvious now and PA is in the midst of beginning to stand up for herself, and for her children.

      • dikmeover

        Climate change from coal mines? are you really that stupid? yea you are

        • Jack Wolf

          You got anything besides name calling? Nope.

      • dikmeover

        Read my comment above loser about power plants now importing coal and educate your pathetic little libtard brain

  • AlSever

    I’m betting your computer which sends your emails is powered by coal.

    • Steve Todd

      You would lose. Wind and solar.

      • AlSever

        Only way that is possible is if YOU supply your own wind & Solar power. The grid can not divide out Solar & wind power from your power line. While you may pay for Wind & Solar, you are probably receiving Coal powered electricity.
        But like a local Letter to the Editor points out–Wind Generators slow the rotation of the earth thereby lengthening our winter to help nullify global warming!

        • Steve Todd

          The grid can not separate the electrons, of course. It doesn’t have to. I buy 100% wind and solar KW/Hrs. That portion of the demand is from that profitable source. My computer does and would be powered by wind and solar, regardless which other power sources also feed the common grid. A point which totally goes over the head of most who parrot your claim, which amazes me.

          That local LTE is moronic, if such exists, but par for the intellectual stamina of the Agenda 21 freaksters. Are you sure it wasn’t just some FaceBook meme?

          • AlSever

            That was a real LTE. As I frequently point out to gas industry staff from Texas and OK working in Pa, they must not over estimate our intelligence; We really are as dumb as we look.
            And as I like to point out to our local bible thumping anti gas people–there is no need for solar power as God created Light 4 days before creating the Sun. Use that light for power!

    • dikmeover

      I love coal! As a matter in fact stupid most coal fired plants in the east right now are importing coal from south America to guarantee rail cars . Also it is half the cost , around 30 bucks a ton! So there stupid! bet you didn’t know that fact now did you!

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