Energy Analysis in the NEPA Process

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In my latest paper, “Assessing alternatives for sustainability: Quantitative analysis in NEPA,” Environmental Practice, 19:1, 50-55 (March 16, 2017) I discuss the following subjects: An updated concept of sustainability, Tenets of sustainability already existing in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and The use of energy analysis to evaluate the myriad alternatives generated by U.S. Federal agencies under … Read More

The Real Meaning of the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

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NEPA is future-directed toward the predicament of humankind on a finite Earth. NEPA is a policy act, which means it is unlike the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and all of the so-called standard enforcing environmental statutes. The main idea underlying NEPA is that we must care for non-human elements of the human environment in order to preserve the … Read More