August 13 -- To think the EPA's Clean Power Plan hurts the American public is a far leap from logic, as suggested in Rep. Mike Kelly's "Pushing Back Against Obama's War on Coal" (op-ed, Aug. 4). While the coal lobby might hope the EPA's plan is unpopular, the numbers tell a different story.
A recent Stanford University and USA Today study found only 21% of Americans say generating power from coal is a "good idea." In comparison, 91% say generating power from solar energy is a good idea. Additionally, a new study by the University of Michigan found that even 51% of Republicans support a carbon tax if the revenue goes toward renewable-energy programs. And the Small Business Majority found 76% of small-business owners in support of the EPA's new rule. >>View Article