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Congressional Task Force Recommends Changes to NEPA

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In April 2005, Congress initiated a serious look at the effectiveness of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with an eye toward possible amendments. The Task Force on Improving NEPA was created to oversee the review. This article summarizes the Initial Findings and Draft Recommendations released on December 21, 2005, which endorsed NEPA’s fundamental objectives and contained relatively even-handed recommendations for legislative change.

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  • Ron Bass

    Senior FellowICF International

    Ronald Bass has participated in environmental and planning studies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state planning laws. He is coauthor of The CEQA DESKBOOK: A Step-by-Step Approach to the California Environmental Quality Act and The NEPA Book: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

    A member of the editorial board of California Environmental Law Reporter, he writes articles about legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Bass has served as president of the Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, California chapter, from which he received the Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Published: Jan 1, 2006
Source: ICF International

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