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NMA poll finds majority of Americans think coal power plants should be supported by government

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A poll conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA) has found that most Americans – 55% – believe the US government should support coal and nuclear power plants, given their ability to provide electricity 24/7, and their utilisation of fuel that can be stored on-site in the event of an emergency. Just 20% of voters oppose action to support coal and nuclear (24% had no opinion or did not know).

“Americans value reliability and, when it comes to keeping the lights on, they want to preserve all of our options,” said Hal Quinn, NMA President and CEO. “We shouldn’t be faced with a false choice of either / or when it comes to the fuels that power our grid. Reliability and resiliency depend on fuel diversity.”

The poll also found that 73% of Americans still believe in an all-of-the-above energy strategy, that includes, coal, natural gas, nuclear power and renewables.

The poll was conducted from 7 – 11 June 2018, of 2201 adults nationwide carrying a margin of error of +/- 2%.

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