June 6, 2020

Creative Solutions are Key for Rural Participation in Environmental Policy

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Rural Americans have a tremendous stake in both the economy and environmental health and conservation. But despite their substantial reliance on natural resources and interest in conservation, rural voters often feel at odds with many proposed federal environmental policies.

As Robert Bonnie, an executive in residence at the Nicholas Institute, told the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, that skepticism is not for lack of environmental concern. Bonnie discussed the findings of a Nicholas Institute report rural Americans' attitudes toward environmental and conservation issues.