What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?

This written assignment will help you understand the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Review the materials in Chapter 4 of your text. Provide a complete, well written, and well-reasoned memorandum to your supervising attorney regarding the following questions:

  • What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
  • What is the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
  • What are the 3 threshold considerations to determine if a federal agency activity requires an EIS?
  • What controversies exist regarding the use of EISs?
  • What types of action are subject to NEPA review?
  • What is the role of the EPA with respect to EISs?
  • Where do regulations concerning NEPA come from?
  • This assignment should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • You will be assessed on the nature and scope of your research and response.
  • Your response must cite any supporting material from the text, lecture or other sources you have used to complete the assignment.
  • You may use your text and/or Internet sources as a reference, but remember to cite all sources according to Bluebook guidelines.