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2018's Voters Support Green Jobs Guarantee and Climate Polluter Fees: Poll

Huffington Post

November 13, 2018

Huffington Post - Voters who cast ballots in the midterm elections overwhelmingly support giving unemployed Americans green jobs and charging companies pollution fees for greenhouse gases, a new poll found.

Despite the congressional foot-dragging, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, said the new survey findings are "not surprising at all."

"We've seen public opinion trending in this direction for years now," she said. "So why don't we see more action? Because when it comes time to vote, these issues are at the bottom of people's priority lists."

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