Won’t any construction, by definition upset our natural areas, environment and communities?

The study will identify the potential environmental effects of the alternatives being studied. While environmental impacts are possible with every alternative, the study will emphasize designs that avoid and minimize impacts where possible. Where impacts are unavoidable, the study will examine opportunities to mitigate the impacts, which may involve protection and enhancement of natural resources. It is important to consider that not taking action may also have environmental impacts, such as lower air quality due to idling vehicles, and these potential effects will also be examined as part of the study.