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Julia Nassar

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Julia Nassar
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
Block 4
Mr. Adams
Drafted: Janurary 1st, 1969
Nationally Instituted
Amendment Years:
Major Amendments:
Public Law 94-52, 1975
Public Law 94-83, 1975
Public Law 97-258 (section 4b), 1982
Goal: NEPA was created to ensure federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their actions and decisions.
Environmental Issues
Function: to use all practicable means and measures to protect environmental values.
Didn't have a set "Environmental Issues Affected", but it's most significant effect was setting up procedural requirements for all federal government agencies to prepare environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs).
When a defendant agent violates NEPA's regulations, its actions are temporarily forced to stop until they comply with the responsibilities and guidelines provided by NEPA.

Responsible for enforcement: the Council of Environmental Policy
NEPA has been called the modern-day equivalent of an “environmental Magna Carta”.
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