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Poll: Voters Support Holding Oil and Gas Companies Accountable and Want to See Stricter Pollution Limits
Kevin Hanley. Data for Progress
Voters distrust fossil fuel companies and the politicians that they fund, and want to see fossil fuel companies held accountable for their pollution. 84% of voters are concerned about oil and gas companies making large profits while consumers face rising energy bills. 78% of voters agree that “oil and gas companies that knew about the polluting impact of burning fossil fuels, but that intentionally misled the public about it, should be held accountable”. 53% of voters would be less likely to vote for a candidate who accepted campaign donations from and oil gas companies or oil and gas CEOs, while only 12% would be more likely to vote for the candidate.