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Author Lindstrom, Matthew J., 1969-

Title The national environmental policy act : judicial misconstruction, legislative indifference & executive neglect / Matthew J. Lindstrom & Zachary A. Smith.

Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2001.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 188 pages).
Series Environmental history series ; no. 17
Environmental history series ; no. 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary Annotation Environmental degradation and the compromised integrity of the earth's ecological system were growing public concerns in the mid- to late 1960s. These issues spurred Congress to pass the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the first law to focus such environmental concerns into a comprehensive national policy. The new legislation encompassed an array of environmental values and ethics, as well as administrative tools to achieve the ecological goals of the nation while taking into account other important societal needs. Though NEPA has had a positive effect on U.S. environmental policy and the national quality of life, this new book shows how federal courts and agencies have failed to implement many of the values and goals fundamental to the success of NEPA. To explain this divergence, Matthew J. Lindstrom and Zachary A. Smith examine NEPA's origins, address how it has been implemented and enforced, and highlight its shortcomings. Lindstrom and Smith argue compellingly that if NEPAwere fully, and properly implemented, it would prove to be a valuable tool for balancing the needs of the world population and the protection of the earth's environment. This book is well suited for audiences interested in public policy formation and implementation; environmental historians; and those involved in environmental law, its policy, and its politics.
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Subject United States. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
United States.
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (United States)
Environmental policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Smith, Zachary A. (Zachary Alden), 1953-
Other Form: Print version: Lindstrom, Matthew J., 1969- National environmental policy act. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2001 1585441252 (DLC) 2001002410 (OCoLC)46856213
ISBN 1585449377 (electronic bk.)
9781585449378 (electronic bk.)
1585441252 (alk. paper)
9781585441259 (alk. paper)