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Survey shows Southwestern Oregonians back President Biden's infrastructure plan

"It is really exciting to see that so many Oregonians in the 4th district across party lines support making big investments in infrastructure," Celeste Meiffren-Swango, the state director for Environment Oregon.

Posted: May 27, 2021 6:16 PM
Updated: May 27, 2021 6:32 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- While the battle continues to pass President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan in the White House, a national survey conducted by Hart Research shows Oregonians in the fourth congressional district support the plan.

The survey was sponsored by Environment Oregon, Earthjustice and Environment America.

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The fourth congressional district is composed of the southern half of Oregon's coastal counties, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, and Lane, among others.  

"It is really exciting to see that so many Oregonians in the fourth district across party lines support making big investments in infrastructure," said Celeste Meiffren-Swango, the state director for Environment Oregon. 

According to the poll:

  • 78% of voters in the district support overhauling our country’s drinking water infrastructure
  • 69% support investments in clean energy such as wind and solar power by extending tax credits to spur innovation and manufacturing
  • 66% support addressing the challenge of climate change by shifting to greater use of clean energy, reducing carbon pollution from vehicles and industry, and making homes and buildings more energy efficient
  • 62% support clean energy projects in urban and rural communities, as well as helping farmers transition to clean energy
  • 57% support investments in electric vehicles and charging stations to reduce pollution and help more Americans buy clean cars

“Last year, we experienced devastating wildfires and a severe drought crisis across Oregon, which were exacerbated by the impacts of climate change," Celeste Meiffren-Swango said. "The American Jobs Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in what matters and tackle the climate crisis, and this data demonstrates that Oregonians support President Biden’s plan to build back better." 

All of the results of the poll can be found HERE.

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