Poll: Utahns wary of climate change action

Feb 23 2011 - 3:41pm

DENVER -- A survey of voters in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and New Mexico shows that a substantial portion aren't convinced that action needs to be taken on global warming.

But the survey shows they nevertheless tend to support federal regulations requiring reductions in carbon emissions from such sources as power plants, cars and factories to reduce climate change.

The results were released Wednesday by Colorado College's State of the Rockies project, which offers research on issues facing the Rocky Mountain West.

Lori Weigel of the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies and David Metz of the Democratic polling firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates conducted the telephone survey of a total of 2,200 voters in the five states from Jan. 23 to Jan. 27.


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