environmental impact assessment

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environmental impact assessment

an assessment of the environmental impact of a proposed INVESTMENT project such as a new road or by-pass to determine the extent of any POLLUTION effects and destruction of natural habitats. Government authorities in the European Union are now required to undertake an environmental impact assessment of a proposed public investment project. See COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.
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Quittner said, "We don't expect to lose" on further appeal, but if the appellate court decision stands, the district will revise its environmental impact report, including a traffic study.
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved last week an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that outlines an "environmentally stringent" lease agreement with P&O Nedloyd, including a requirement for cleaner fuels in calling vessels' main and auxiliary engines.
Unfortunately, Hodel adds, Congress at the time refused to allocate any money for an environmental impact report. And so the idea of restoring Hetch Hetchy died a death that seemed every bit as irreversible as the one John Muir and the Sierra Club had suffered in 1913, when a snow-job by "progressive" San Francisco politicians fooled Congress into believing that damming Hetch Hetchy was the way to bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people--despite the fact that at least three other alternative sites had been studied in the Sierra Nevada.
The council has requested a full environmental impact report on the project, which the Press Telegram reports will delay it by at least six months.
Energy Department has decided to postpone compiling an environmental impact report for selecting a site to make a key nuclear weapons component, according to a congressional source and environmental group Greenpeace International on Wednesday.
They also argue that Molycorp merits extra scrutiny because of what they say is the company's history of violating environmental laws, and that the county's Draft Environmental Impact Report omitted major parts of the project.
In April the company released a draft of its environmental impact report to the public.
The Secretary's certificate was in response to the final supplemental environmental impact report filed by the town of Plymouth (town) to permit the implementation of the town's "Waste Water Facilities Plan" (project).
It will award contracts for the design of the pipeline and for an environmental impact report on the route.
One protester who had studied the environmental impact report recently submitted to the council, said: "The report says there will be an undeniable impact on the local environment.
This document will go through a variety of versions and media: from serving as the core of the Environmental Impact Report required by the state, to its use in the handouts, videos, and audio tapes of public meetings.
The only thing standing in the way of legalization is an Environmental Impact Report the DFG claims it must conduct under the California Environmental Quality Act before the commission can change the regulation.

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