EarthFix Coal Survey, June 2013 35.
How closely have you been following the issue of coal transport through the PacificNorthwest?
Very closely5%Somewhat closely30%Not too closely34%Not at all29%Don’t know 2%
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY
Before approving construction of new coal transport facilities, they are required to bereviewed for their impact on human health and the environment. There is debate amongsupporters and opponents of coal transport about what those reviews should include. Pleaseindicate if you would support or oppose the following levels of review.
Review the environmental impact only on the communities where the transport facilities arelocatedTotal, N=483 20% 39% 20% 11% 10%7.
Review the cumulative environmental impact of all the communities where the transportfacilities are located, and along the rail and shipping corridors that transport the coalthrough the Pacific NorthwestTotal, N=483 44% 32% 8% 6% 10%8.
Review the cumulative environmental impact on the entire Pacific Northwest regionTotal, N=483 39% 35% 11% 6% 9%9.
Review the cumulative environmental impact on the entire globe, including the effect of climate changeTotal, N=483 26% 30% 19% 14% 12%
Which of these is your most preferred review option for approving coal transportfacilities?
Review the environmental impact only on thecommunities where the transport facilities arelocated14%Review the cumulative environmental impact of all the communities where the transportfacilities are located, and along the rail andshipping corridors that transport the coal40%