Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Push Poll on Berliner Carbon Tax

Multiple sources have reported receiving phone calls amounting to "push polls" on Council Member Roger Berliner's proposal to tax carbon emissions from Mirant's fossil fuel power plant in Dickerson. The caller recites a variety of information about the proposal, often too quickly for the recipient to hear, and then asks whether the recipient agrees with the tax. Based on the feedback we have received, we do not believe the push poll will be very effective.