The trouble with being the country’s most unpopular Governor is that even when you try to develop a new issue to hit your popular opponent with, people just assume you’re wrong about it because they already don’t like you.
Could that be the case with President Obama’s new EPA regulations? PA Republicans wasted no time trying to tie Wolf to the President’s energy policies, calling them a big ole’ energy tax and slagging Wolf for wanting to join all our neighboring states (except West Virginia, obviously) in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that’s cutting carbon on the cheap and producing piles of money for state public services and investments.
But a new League of Conservation Voters poll finds that the EPA’s move enjoys supermajority support from Pennsylvania voters, who unlike Republicans, believe climate change is a problem, and don’t buy the bogus message that there’s an economic trade-off to be worried about:
The polls found that 72 percent of Pennsylvania voters and 67 percent of Virginia voters favor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Similar majorities in both states recognize climate change as a serious problem, favor elected officials and candidates who support action to address it, and believe such action will create rather than cost jobs.
So go ahead Republicans – bang away! The more Corbett wants to talk about Tom Wolf’s environmental policies, the more we want to talk about it, because it’s only going to raise the status of the EPA, and make it even more popular for Wolf to join RGGI and do all the other amazing things on his climate agenda. Plus, do you guys seriously want to remind voters about that crazy industry flack Michael Krancer y’all had running the show at DEP the first three years?