Accession Number : ADA288673

Title :   NEPA: The Lion King in the Jungle of Environmental Statutes?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Scholz, Dawn E.

PDF Url : ADA288673

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : New life is being breathed into the U.S. federal NEPA process from many fronts. This paper will discuss some of the improvements that have been made, are being made, and can and should be made to extend the life of this visionary statute and to increase its positive, protective, conservation-oriented impact on the environment( coming full circle back to the original intent of NEPA, discussed infra). Part II will discuss the legislative history revealing the Congressional intent and original purpose of NEPA, and how it has evolved in the U.S. The spread of the EIA process globally and the improvements that have been made to this process in the international context will be the focus of Part III. Part IV will look at the pressures being brought to bear domestically that could predictably bring about a strengthened national environmental policy. Part V will look at what one component of the Department of Defense(DOD) --the Air Force is doing with regard to environmental planning.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *LEGISLATION, THESES, QUALITY CONTROL, ECOSYSTEMS, CONSERVATION, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE