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77% of Missouri voters support a state plan to cut carbon pollution

Missourians want the state to do something about carbon pollution.

Don’t take our word for it – a recent survey of likely Missouri voters found that an overwhelming 77% support a state plan to reduce carbon pollution.

Clean Air Missouri recently released the survey results, which found a whopping 77% of Missourians support a state plan that would reduce carbon pollution by closing certain old, outdated and highly polluting coal power plants; improving the efficiency of other existing coal plants; making greater use of existing natural gas power plants; increasing use of clean and renewable energy like wind and solar; and expanding utility programs to help consumers improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their electricity bills.

Key findings from the statewide survey of Missouri voters include:

  • An overwhelming 77% support a state plan to reduce carbon pollution.
  • At least seven in ten support each of the individual elements (listed above) for a Missouri-specific plan.
  • A significant majority (73%) believe Missouri can have a clean environment and a strong economy at the same time, without having to choose one over the other.
  • Almost three out of four (72%) believe the use of clean energy will continue to create more quality local jobs in growing Missouri industries.
  • Increasing clean energy use and energy efficiency to create healthier air is a compelling reason to support a Missouri plan.
  • An overwhelming majority believe renewable energy keeps the air clean (88%) and is better for air and water quality than fossil fuels (86%).
  • A significant number (64%) think Missouri is too dependent on wealthy, powerful energy corporations.
  • Eight out of ten (81%) believe renewable energy would help make the state’s energy supply more secure and independent.
  • More than half (56%) support the EPA’s carbon emission limits on existing coal-fired power plants.

For more information about this data and Clean Air Missouri, visit www.cleanairmissouri.org/resources/

You can let Missouri agencies and the EPA know you also support a state plan to reduce carbon pollution here.