In early 2009, just one month before the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), Rasmussen released a poll that said only 24 percent of the American public knew "cap-and-trade" dealt with environmental issues. More people believed it was new regulation on Wall Street.
The ambiguity makes it easy for allies of Big Oil and Dirty Coal to mislead the public to protect their profits.
Clean Energy Works partner, Environmental Defense Fund, put together this handy video with EDF economist Nat Keohane on the facts of cap-and-trade. Watch the video and share it with your friends and family.