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NEPA 2010: After 40 Years the Law is Still Evolving

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Although the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is rarely amended, in 2009 Congress made an important change to stimulate the economy out of its doldrums. This article summarizes the key legislative, executive, and judicial developments in 2009 and their influence on the continued evolution of NEPA.

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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: Mar 25, 2010
Source: ICF International

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