Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cheap gas or lower greenhouse emissions?

Asked to choose between lower gasoline prices and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline, 66 percent of Americans in a new online survey chose lower gas prices and the rest said that reducing the emissions that cause climate change was more important.

The survey also found that 56 percent of Americans think that the federal government should stop subsidizing production because they're afraid that it boosts , while the rest said that the subsidies should continue. When they were asked to choose between government subsidies for food crops or for ethanol, 82 percent chose food and the rest chose ethanol.

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