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Survey Gauges How Public Views Clean Water & Air Versus More Domestic Energy Production; Findings Zero in Views About Expanded Shale Gas Fracking for Export of Liquefied Natural Gas.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 9, 2013 ( energy stocks newswire) What kind of leadership do Americans want from the new Congress and re-elected President Obama when it comes to balancing clean water and air with calls for expanded domestic energy production? How do these views on the part of the public translate when it comes to specific "hot button" issues, such as expanded shale gas fracking to make possible the large-scale exporting of liquefied natural gas?

These timely questions will be answered at 1 p.m. EST on January 10, 2012, when the Civil Society Institute and the Environmental Working Group release the findings of an ORC International survey of 809 U.S. adults conducted December 26-29, 2012.

News event speakers will be:

  • Heather White, executive director, Environmental Working Group;
  • Scott Stapf, senior fellow and director of polling research, Civil Society Institute; and
  • Wayne Russum, senior vice president, ORC International; and
  • Anthony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum professor of engineering, Cornell University, and president, Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy.

On October 15, 2012, 100 grassroots organizations with roughly 2,000,000 members nationwide issued a "First 100 Days" clean energy agenda for the next President of the United States. The full text of the agenda is available online at The "American Clean Energy Agenda" was first agreed on in outline form by participating groups in June 2012.

TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1 p.m. EST on January 10, 2013 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "energy/water leadership survey" telenews event.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at as of 5 p.m. EST on January 10, 2013.

MEDIA CONTACT: Leslie Anderson Maloy, (703) 276-3256 or


Based in Newton, MA, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute ( is a think tank that serves as a catalyst for change by creating problem-solving interactions among people, and between communities, government and business that can help to improve society. Since 2003, CSI has conducted more than 25 major national and state-level surveys and reports on energy and auto issues, including vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, consumer demand for hybrids/other highly-fuel efficient vehicles, global warming and renewable energy. In addition to being a co-convener of (, the Civil Society Institute also is the parent organization of the Hybrid Owners of America (

EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.

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