Despite what Big Oil and their allies in Congress would have you believe, westerners support protecting our environment. In fact, a Colorado College poll recently presented to members of Congress in June shows that two-thirds of westerners believe that protections for our land, air, and water should be strengthened or that environment laws should be better enforced.
The poll also shows that 77 percent of westerners believe that we can have a strong economy and protect our environment at the same time.
David Metz of FM3 explains how westerners overwhelmingly support conservation. Metz says the noise opposing conservation is loud, but small:
Lori Weigel of Public Opinion Strategies, the nation’s largest Republican polling firm, explains this majority of voters in the West say they favor protecting the environment: