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The intent of this book is to help the general public and university students understand how the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 is intended to work and how it can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to combat global warming.
This article proposes using an updated concept of sustainability that includes throughput, identifies tenets of sustainability already existing in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and calls for the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Council on Environmental Quality to promulgate jointly new regulations. These...
The need for a statutory framework to manage valuable marine resources in the United States is highlighted by problems such as fragmented ocean governance and increasing conflict over the use of ocean spaces. On July 19, 2010 President Obama signed Executive Order 13547 to create a National Ocean Policy (NOP) for the United States. A subsequent Imp...
This report summarizes the results of a Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Pilot Study. The Study was initiated in late fall, 2011, and completed in November, 2012. The focus was on the development of Best Practice Principles (BPPs) which could be utilized in the planning and preparation of Environmental Assessments (EAs).
The main concept in this article is that the federal government has fallen behind in implementing its basic law for protecting the environment, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Public Law 91-190, as amended. This idea is not new, as pointed out in our overview. This report is a broad-brush approach to a series of critical NEPA...