Poll: Americans would rather reduce oil and gas exploration than ‘drill, baby, drill’

Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation
10/25/19

A large majority of Americans say drilling for oil and natural gas off the coasts and on public lands should decrease or remain at current levels (more than 8 in 10 people), a viewpoint at odds with the expansion promoted by President Trump as part of his “energy dominance” agenda. Just over half said energy exploration should be reduced on federal lands (51 percent) and said it should be reduced offshore (53 percent). Thirty-two percent said it should stay as is on federal lands and waters. Less than 15 percent support an increase in drilling and on public lands or at sea.

Washington post write-up here.

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