« India's Coal Crisis Hits Deep Freeze | Main | Sick of Driving »

February 06, 2012

Poll: Americans Don't Want the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

TS rally 1This weekend Politico reported on polling (paywall article) showing that Americans support President Obama’s decision to deny TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.

The Hart Research Associates poll (PDF) surveyed voters in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, and Colorado and showed that after hearing the pro and con arguments about Keystone XL, 47% of voters said President Obama made the right decision in denying the permit (36% were against his decision).   Among those polled, concern about drinking water contamination resulting from an oil spill was a major reason to support President Obama’s decision to deny Keystone XL.

Women are also overwhelmingly opposed to the pipeline and supportive of Obama’s decision.

Pollsters Geoff Garin and Allan Rivlin concluded that “there is broad concurrence that the President should not give the project a go ahead until he is satisfied that the project will not be dangerous or lead to an environmental and economic disaster.”

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress keep trying to push through a bill that would approve Keystone XL and expedites its construction. By 45% to 38%, the poll showed that voters in these states trust Obama over congressional Republicans on addressing America’s energy needs.

It’s time for Congress to listen to Americans – we don’t want the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.

-- Lena Moffitt, Washington Representative for the Sierra Club Dirty Fuels Campaign

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b96069e20168e6d53b71970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Poll: Americans Don't Want the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline:


User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Rss Feed



Sierra Club Main | Contact Us | Terms and Conditions of Use | Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights | Website Help

Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2013 Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.