The sense of Congress is that...

The Environmental Protection Agency should not regulate carbon without a law being passed by Congress. The EPA does not have the authority to establish new regulations that could dramatically drive up our energy costs without congressional approval.

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47%

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53%

The minority position is that the Environmental Protection Agency should regulate carbon pollution, even without direct congressional approval. The scientific consensus is overwhelming that carbon pollution harms the environment, and the EPA has the responsibility to protect our environment from all known threats.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, April 17-April 20, 2011, N=326, margin of error +/-5.43%