Poll: Americans are totally willing to pay more to fight climate change

Americans are cool with paying more for energy if it means saving the planet, a new poll from Bloomberg found.

Respondents agreed, 62 percent to 33 percent, that they would shoulder increased costs if it lead to a reduction in carbon emissions: the bargain, in other words, put forward by the EPA with its new regulations for existing power plants.

That means regardless of whether our energy bills skyrocket, as some critics claim, or EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s assertion that “any small short-term change in electricity prices would be within normal fluctuations the power sector has already dealt with for years” is borne out, the majority of voters recognize that this is a sacrifice worth making.

“It is a rare poll where people responding will stand up and say ‘tax me,’” J. Ann Selzer, who conducted the poll, told Bloomberg.

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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