Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams Writes Blog for American College of Environmental Lawyers on NEPA

Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) in 1970.  The legislation is deceptively simple, taking up less than six pages upon enactment.  It requires a federal agency contemplating taking a “federal action” to look before it leaps.  That is, before taking the action, the statute requires a federal agency to prepare in a public process a document disclosing the potential consequences to the environment of the proposed action, the consequences of not taking action, and “reasonable alternatives.”

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