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Title: Political efficacy and familiarity as predictors of attitudes towards electric transmission lines in the United States

Public opposition to the construction (i.e., siting) of new high voltage overhead transmission lines is not a new or isolated phenomenon. Past research has posited a variety of reasons, applied general theories, and has provided empirical evidence to explain public opposition. The existing literature, while clarifying many elements of the issue, does not yet fully explain the complexities underlying this public opposition phenomenon. As a result, the current study demonstrated how two overlooked factors, people’s sense of political efficacy and their familiarity (i.e., prior exposure) with transmission lines, explained attitudes of support and opposition to siting new power lines.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;  [6] ;  [2]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID (United States)
  3. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)
  4. Boise State Univ., Boise, ID (United States)
  5. Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
  6. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255245
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU--14-32640
Journal ID: ISSN 2214-6296; PII: S221462961630072X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Research and Social Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2214-6296
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION high voltage overhead transmission lines; political efficacy; familiarity; place attachment