National Environmental Policy Act


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National Environmental Policy Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1969, requiring all entities other than the president, the Congress and the court system to prepare and present reports on the impact a proposed federal action would have on the environment. The Act established different levels of impact and created a Council of Environmental Quality to advise the president.
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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions.
One example is the National Environmental Policy Act, mandating environmental impact statements on potentially damaging projects.
Environmental experts Eccleston and Doub have compiled a user's guide to preparing environmental assessments required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
To combat the agency, Barrasso has introduced legislation (S 228) that would block regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under any existing law, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Company to Provide Environmental Planning Support to Help Meet National Environmental Policy Act Requirements
District Court, arguing the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife violated the National Environmental Policy Act with its cougar management plan.
The meetings are in accordance with the environmental scoping process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and are the first step In the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.
In its lawsuit, Santa Clarita had raised 15 claims under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and several federal mining laws in hopes of defeating the project.
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) first gave notice of national concern about the human impact on the air, land, and water.
An array of regulations, starting with the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), opens federal agency decisions to extensive public review.
Between 1970 and 1976, a number of laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Forest Management Act, were passed under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Bureau of Reclamation, prepared the Final EIR pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.

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