In B.C., 33 per cent put the economy impact over environment risks compared to 21 per cent with the opposite view. When asked about the confidence of marine shipping safety, over six-in-10 in Canada are very or somewhat confident. The majority of British Columbians, however, say they are very or somewhat worried and 57 per cent oppose increased tanker traffic around the province’s south coast. British Columbians are also more likely to support a prohibition of crude oil shipments along B.C.’s north coast at 51 per cent. But, 62 per cent of B.C. respondents support shipping liquified natural gas in Canadian waters. Angus Reid says most Canadians also expressed confidence in the rules and regulations governing marine shipping, with three-quarters saying they are either “very” or “fairly confident” in the rules.
Do the environmental risks of marine shipping of resources like oil and LNG outweigh the benefits? Half of Canadians say it balances out close to equally for them: https://t.co/pAEinuKCYm pic.twitter.com/wJUpcmP6Sa— Angus Reid Institute (@angusreidorg) December 6, 2018