Poll: Westerners’ public lands views run counter to Trump energy agenda


January 31, 2019

By Dennis Webb

A poll release Thursday by Colorado College suggests a disconnect between the priorities of western voters when it comes to public lands, and those of the Trump administration’s energy-dominance agenda.

The college’s 9th annual State of the Rockies survey also identified increasing concern among westerners about climate change.

The poll found that about two-thirds of respondents want Congress to ensure protection of water, air quality and wildlife habitat while providing opportunities to visit and recreate on … READ MORE