Anti-energy left on the wrong side of the voters
...From attempts to block pipelines to anti-fracking advocacy, the left is on the wrong side of the voters. Its policies would make energy more expensive for everyone and the poor would be hardest hit.
Eighty percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas resources including 71 percent of Democrats, 94 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Independents. Eighty-one percent support increased development of the country’s energy infrastructure, such as pipelines, the poll found. On the other hand, 75 percent expressed concern about government requirements to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline. And 72 percent oppose higher taxes that could decrease investment in energy production and reduce energy development, including 62 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of Independents and 86 percent of Republicans.