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NEPA

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National Environment Policy Act

 

  • Signed into law January 1st, 1970

Leading to Enactment 

  • NEPA came into existence following increased appreciation for the environment, and growing concerns about ecological and wildlife well-being.

  • The public outcry after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill was perhaps the leading catalyst.

Controversys

  • There are no controversys about the law, however experts say that it takes produced less controverys.

 

Scope of Law

  • Requiring comprehensive evaluation of the environmental impact of an activity before it is undertaken by a federal agency.

Impacts and Examples

  • Any project that involves the federal, state or local governments, or is funded by the federal government must go through this process.  

    Lee Nuclear Station

    Hydro Electric Plants

    Highways

    Coal Plants/ Mines

    Submarines

 

 

 

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