US voters strongly support domestic oil and gas development and recognize its significant benefits to the general economy, a survey released by the Western Energy Alliance in Denver indicates.
of 1,000 voters, 87% want domestic production to meet growing energy demand, and 78% support increased US oil and gas development
Only 17% of the respondents oppose increased oil and gas development, it continued.
“Despite what critics are saying, voters have a favorable opinion of how oil and natural gas is produced in America. “They believe the right amount, or even too many regulations are currently in place and that individual states are best suited to oversee oil and natural gas development.
Lastly, When asked where the priority for energy development should take place, almost one-in-four (24%) chose federal lands over state or private lands.