The Environmental Impact Statement--It Seldom Causes Long Project Delays but Could Be More Useful If Prepared Earlier

CED-77-99 Published: Aug 09, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 09, 1977.
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Contrary to the intent of the National Environmental Policy Act, major decisions were being made to start designing or constructing public works projects before environmental impact statements were completed. The act requires federal agencies to disclose and consider environmental impacts together with economic and technical factors before taking action.

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