National poll shows Canadians want leadership on climate protection
OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadians believe climate disruption is a moral issue and that climate protection trumps development of the tarsands and pipelines. They want politicians to control carbon pollution and give citizens a say in energy decision-making.
- Protecting the climate is more important than building the Energy East pipeline and further developing the tarsands (61% agree/strongly agree).
- Building the Energy East pipeline to export tarsands oil is unethical because it is harmful to the environment (by a 3 to 1 margin that 56% agree/strongly agree; 18% disagree/strongly disagree).
For provinces along the Energy East Pipeline route, results were:
- 71% of Québecers, 67% of Ontarians and 60% of New Brunswickers believe protecting the climate is more important than building the Energy East pipeline and further developing the tarsands (agree/strongly agree).
- 68% of Québecers, 55% of Ontarians and 57% of New Brunswickers believe that building the Energy East pipeline to export tarsands oil is unethical because it is harmful to the environment.
SOURCE Climate Action Network Canada
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