Role of litigation at issue before NEPA task force

11/28/2005
Broader, earlier public involvement could be a realistic alternative to litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, witnesses told a US House Resources Committee panel Nov. 17.But others testifying before the committee’s NEPA task force said the public’s right to sue needs to be preserved to keep government bureaucrats from forcing massive projects into communities that don’t want them.“If you take NEPA as it was enacted, its general guidance has stood the test of time. What’s been challenged is implementation, which often has been missing the point,” said James L. Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CE...
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