Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Residents Of Rocky Mountain States To Protect Public Land

Residents of the Rocky Mountain states want their public lands protected, and say candidates’ positions on conservation and land use could decide their votes in this year’s elections. The latest "Conservation in the West" poll from Colorado College shows strong support in Arizona and the Intermountain region for preserving public lands, regardless of a voter's political affiliation. Democratic pollster Dave Metz says opposition to selling public lands to pay down the national debt is even higher this year than last.
 
The bipartisan survey of 2400 registered voters found 85% agreement that closing national parks, as happened last year, hurts communities and small businesses. And 83% said they are against funding cuts for national parks, forests and other public lands.

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