Polling America on gas boom

04/15/2013
Nailing down the will of the people isn't always easy, even in a democracy. That's because, by definition, people in a democracy are free to do one unique thing: change their minds. Take for example the rising production of natural gas in the US. Due to advanced technologies, the country now produces enough gas to consider shipping it for sale to other world markets. But is that the will of the people? One recent poll would suggest that the American public may be opposed to the idea. According to the Spring 2013 University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, released Apr. 9, 39% of Americans believe the US should keep natural gas it produces rather than sell it to other countries. Only 28% of...
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