New Poll: Nevadans Favor Public Lands Conservation Over Energy Production

From Public News Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost two-thirds of Nevadans oppose the Trump administration's emphasis on energy production over conservation on public land, according to a new poll. 

Researchers for the ninth annual "Conservation in the West" poll from Colorado College surveyed 400 registered voters in eight western states, including Nevada. They found that 64 percent of Nevadans want Congress to focus on protecting air, water and land – compared with 25 percent who said more drilling and mining should be a higher priority. 

About two-thirds of Nevadans polled said they consider themselves conservationists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Fifty-seven percent said access to the great outdoors is a significant reason why they live here. And 81 percent believe the outdoor recreation economy is important to Nevada's future.

Read the Public News Service story.

See the full poll results.

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