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What Do Americans Think of American Energy Policy?

By Tyler Crowe - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:16PM

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Analysts have had their say, but what does the American public think?

The debate over how we should explore for natural gas and what we should do with it afterwards has been a well-covered topic. But what does America think? In a recent poll by the University of Texas, nearly 41% oppose the use of hydraulic fracturing for producing natural gas, but 62% want to expand the development of American natural gas. One of the more heated topics covered in this survey was the exportation of natural gas, and while there are many who are undecided, the opposition appears to be stronger than the supporters.

While it may not do much to sway political decisions, this information gives some firepower to a lobbying group supported by several large American manufacturers like Dow Chemical (DOW). In this video, Fool.com contributor Tyler Crowe looks at the details of this survey and who it many help and who it could hurt. 

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