February 2nd, 2012
Latino Voters Favor Protecting Environment

A recent Colorado College State of the Rockies Conservation in the West poll found that Latino voters in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming found that:

  • 76% of Latino voters voiced support for maintaining environmental protections.
  • 94% agree that public lands are “an essential part” of the economies of these states.
  • 87% of Latinos believe that having a strong economy and protecting land and water are compatible.
  • 88% of Latino voters said that cuts to funding for state parks and protections for water quality was a serious problem in their state, even with tight state budgets.
  • More than 8 in 10 Latinos view air pollution as a serious problem in their state, and see the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws as important protections.
  • 74% of Latino voters believe suspending environmental laws along U.S. borders to address illegal immigration is unnecessary.
  • 78% of Latino voters believe increasing the use of renewable energy will create jobs in their state
  • 8 in 10 Latino voters want to reduce consumption of coal, oil, and gas by expanding use of renewable energy.

Thanks to Andrea for the tip!

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