Environmental concerns usually revolve around what is permitted or what is banned, with various attached conditions. Thus what in the beginning seems to be a question of being for or against becomes a concern with multiple aspects. In such cases sequential choice is the obvious alternative, irrespective of whether the matter is to be handled by elected representatives or put to the general public to decide.

In Democracy with sequential choice and fund voting the section What does my owning a dog have to do with other people? discusses how an awkward situation resulting from conventional voting methods in connection with a survey of opinions on imposing a ban or granting a permit could have been avoided by applying sequential choice. In the section Major issues there is a discussion about fund voting in a board on the utilization and preservation of resources, see also Master plan.