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America’s support for strong environmental protection does not translate into strong support for heavy-handed federal regulation. CEI’s just released National Environmental Survey demonstrates that Americans want more state and local control of environmental policymaking, and are open to non-regulatory approaches.
"Americans are unquestionably pro-environment," commented Jonathan H. Adler, CEI senior director of environmental policy. "But they are also suspicious of the extensive, command-and-control environmental bureaucracy headquartered in Washington, DC. Indeed, most Americans are both pro-environment and anti-federal regulation." Adler noted that the survey findings were quite similar to those from the polling company’s 1996 national survey on environmental policy.
Some of the poll’s key findings include the following:
The survey of 1,000 randomly selected registered voters nationwide was administered by telephone December 8-11, 1998. It has a margin of error or +/- 3.1 % at the 95 percent confidence level.
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