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Wed February 16, 2011
Budget battles target greenhouse gas rules
The details of the United States and Michigan budget cuts are beginning to leak out. The United States Congress is trying to come together on a plan to cut a huge amount of spending. Governor Rick Snyder will be delivering his budget proposal for next year on Thursday.
One area of debate is how the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions. A new statewide poll shows voters in Michigan would support these rules, but Republicans in the US Congress are moving against them this week.
Al Quinlan conducted the poll funded by the Energy Foundation, a pro-renewable energy group.
"We asked people simply whether they favor or oppose the EPA regulating these emissions the results were 64% favor, 27% oppose. And there was broad based support across partisan lines."
Michigan Congressman Fred Upton is a leading opponent of EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses.
Sarah Alvarez-Michigan Radio Newsroom