The Environmental Statutes
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The public awareness of the damage to the environment by the immense industrial mammoth created by man led to an environmental statute of deceptive simplicity, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. NEPA is perhaps the only environmental statute that not only emphasizes the organic relationship between man and his environment, but also directs each agency of the federal government to insure that man's activities are conducted so as to preserve and enhance the environment. To remedy the situation, the Council on Environmental Quality which was established by law, has published Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of The National Environmental Policy Act. In fact, the NEPA process is not complete without evaluating any proposal for compliance with those other environmental laws as appropriate. Other federal statutes that are frequently used during the NEPA process are the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act.