61 Percent of Public Supports Clean Power Plan in States Suing to Stop It

By Alan Neuhauser, US News & World Report.

When it comes to the Clean Power Plan, most voters don't want their day in court. 

Across the 26 states suing to stop the landmark rule – the first ever to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants – an average 61 percent of adults say they support the policy, according to an analysis released Monday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.

In only three of those states do most voters oppose the Clean Power Plan: West Virginia and Wyoming, the nation's top two coal producers, as well as North Dakota, which has seen a boom in unconventional oil and natural gas production, commonly referred to as "fracking."