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American Attitudes about the Clean Power Plan and Policies for Compliance

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December 2015


In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final rule of the Clean Power Plan, setting carbon dioxide emission
reduction targets for each state’s existing power plants. A month later, the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE)
surveyed over 900 Americans about how they would like their state to respond to the Clean Power Plan, and which energy policies they
would like included in their state’s implementation plan.

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