Fred Upton's Own People Want Him to Leave the EPA Alone Fred Upton's Own People Want Him to Leave the EPA Alone

Fred Upton's Own People Want Him to Leave the EPA Alone

by Ben Jervey

February 12, 2011

The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling survey for the Natural Resources Defense Council. (To be clear, PPP is considered by some to have Democratic Party affiliations, but Nate Silver has them ranked 13th most accurate out of the country's 62 main pollsters.) You can see the wording of the question above (click on it for a larger view). I think it's pretty fair and unbiased.

NRDC's Pete Altman had this to say of the polls:

The bottom line is now clearer than ever: Democrats, Republicans and Independents across America want politicians to protect the health of America’s children rather than the profit-driven agenda of big polluters. Chairman Upton and other members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will now be hard-pressed to ignore the fact that their constituents want Congress to let the EPA do its job of safeguarding the health of American families."

I already wrote about the widespread, bipartisan popularity of the EPA as a whole. Here's another indication that House Republicans might be overreaching with their assaults on the agency.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Fred Upton's Own People Want Him to Leave the EPA Alone