The NEPA Litigation Guide by
Call Number: KF3775.A315 N47 2012
Publication Date: 2012
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) introduced the environmental impact statement, transformed decision making by federal agencies, and spurred the growth of an extensive body of environmental law. This book takes a close look at the litigation of NEPA cases, including jurisdiction and related issues, standard and scope of judicial review, and the specific concerns of litigators. Written by experienced practitioners and scholars, this comprehensive guide identifies key NEPA issues and offers solutions to the challenges faced in practice. This edition now features a chapter on climate change and its relationship to the NEPA process; updated chapters highlight recent cases and provide information on new policies, such as monitoring and mitigation, from the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the body created by the statute to provide guidance and oversight to other federal agencies on NEPA compliance. Throughout the book, experts summarize hundreds of key cases involving procedural or timing questions; the public participation process; alternatives analysis; limits of knowledge; and more. Appendices include the actf, CEQ regulations, and FAQs.