Most Western Voters Oppose Trump All-Energy Public Lands Agenda: Poll

"New bipartisan polling finds widespread disapproval among Western voters of the Trump administration’s public land policies, including recent reductions to two Utah national monuments and the expansion of lands being made available for energy extraction.

Colorado College’s Conservation in the West poll documented enthusiasm for the outdoors and the economic importance of outdoor recreation, as well as support for public lands policies that promote access and conservation, according to economics professor Walt Hecox, founder of the State of the Rockies Project.

The survey found 38 percent approval among all those polled of President Donald Trump’s handling of issues related to land, water and wildlife — (but 47 percent in Utah) — with 52 percent overall disapproving."

Brian Maffly reports for the Salt Lake Tribune January 25, 2018.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 01/26/2018