NEPA and the challenges of the early twenty-first century
The early twenty-first century has begun with a set of perplexing and complicated environment-related problems, and yet many twentieth-century legacy problems remain. In this chapter, I offer my views about improving NEPA, and suggest how it can be applied to several of these challenges. As a multi-decade reader of the Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Risk Analysis: An International Journal; Environmental Planning and Management; Environmental Management, and other environmental and public health analysis journals, I have encountered hundreds of ideas, suggestions, and recommendations about how to protect the environment and public health. Hence I make no claim that I originated these suggestions.