I'm a Republican that comes from a long line of small family farmers - and most of the farmers I've known understand well the need to preserve the land and water that provides them (and the rest of us) life and sustenance. There is also a clear mistrust of the cities in every rural area I've ever visited. A lot of the mistrust is about framing. Rural folks sometimes feel looked down on my urban folks - or they recoil from the crime they read about in the cities (either in disgust or fear). Some urban folks certainly treat country folks with disdain, but I tend to find city people to be a bit more tolerant of other people simply because they have to be to coexist with so many others in more congested environments. On the flip side, I've met a LOT of rural folks who treat city folks with disdain. Perhaps it's a trust issue. Perhaps it's simply fear of the unknown or mistrust of the "other" and what values they hold because their perspective is less familiar.
So much could be solved by simple dialog - a less tribal approach to our interactions. At this point, I'd be for mandatory civic service by all 18-year-olds like most countries have ... not necessarily the military, though that would be one option ...but get all these American kids digging ditches together - rich, poor, black, white, rural, urban ... it would do us a lot of good as a nation.
But given that such an approach is a pipe dream, the least we can do is try like heck to speak with each other in a common dialog. I suspect we have more common interests to bind us than differences that divide us. And I'm certain that we all want clean water and workable land.
Similarly, "good" actors in industry (most of them, I'd say) prefer a regulatory scheme that forces the potential bad actors to stay in line and not undercut them in the marketplace.