40 CFR 1500.1 - Purpose

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  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Ala. Dep't of Transp., CASE NO. 2:11-CV-267-WKW (WO)
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 11th Circuit. Middle District of Alabama
    • January 19, 2016
    ...NEPA; each federal agency then issues its own implementing regulations not inconsistent with CEQ regulations. 42 U.S.C. § 4332(B); 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1(a); 40 C.F.R. § 1500.2; 40 C.F.R. § 1500.3; 40 C.F.R. § 1500.6; Robertson v. Methow ValleyPage 3 Citizens Council, 490 U.S. 332, 354 (1989).•......
  • Soda Mountain Wilderness Council v. Norton, No. CIVS042583LKKCMK.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. Eastern District of California
    • March 24, 2006
    ...or alternatives that might be pursued with less environmental harm." Lands Council v. Powell 395 F.3d 1019, 1027 (9th Cir.2005); 40 C.F.R. §§ 1500.1(b); 1500.2(d). In sum, NEPA forces agencies to explain what it is they seek to do, why they seek to do it, what the environmental impacts may ......
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence v. Salazar, Civil Action No. 08-2243 (CKK).
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. United States District Court (Columbia)
    • March 19, 2009
    ...statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA, the "basic national charter for protection of the environment," 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1(a), requires federal agencies to take a "hard look" at the environmental consequences of their projects before taking action. 42 U.S.C. § 433......
  • WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt, Civil Action No. 16-1724 (RC)
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. United States District Court (Columbia)
    • November 13, 2020
    ...("NEPA").3. National Environmental Policy ActNEPA is the country's basic national charter for the protection of the environment. See 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1(a). Its purposes are:To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to......
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  • Will climate change help or harm species listing?
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. X-3, April 2010
    • April 1, 2010
    ...and democratic interests if implemented at the CBD for biological resources). 62 U.S. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1 (2010) (“NEPA procedures must insure that environmental information is available to public off‌icials and citizens before decisions are made......
  • Pesticide Litigation
    • United States
    • Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy. Second Edition -
    • January 1, 2019
    ...Papaya Indus. Ass’n v. Cnty. of Haw., No. 14-17538, 2016 WL 6819700, at *1 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2016). 222. 42 U.S.C. § 4332(2)(C); see 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1–.6. bro53655_08_ch08_327-356.indd 352 5/22/19 12:12 Pesticide Litigation • 353 regulations define “major federal action” to include “proje......
  • The Ninth Circuit's differential approach to alternatives analysis in NEPA cases: Westlands Water District v. United States Department of Interior.
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Vol. 35 Nbr. 3, June 2005
    • June 22, 2005
    ...however, it seems that in the Ninth Circuit, NEPA is no longer a tool for frustrating environmentally beneficial agency action. (128) 40 C.F.R. 1500.1(c) (2004). (129) Kootenai, 313 F.3d 1094, 1120 (2002). (130) Id. at 1123. (131) For a comprehensive overview of the Healthy Forest Initiativ......
  • A Road Map to a Better NEPA: Why Environmental Risk Assessments Should be Used to Analyze the Environmental Consequences of Complex Federal Actions
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. VIII-1, September 2007
    • September 1, 2007
    ...informed and science-based decision-making-which we believe to be better decision-making. ------------------------------- [1] 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1(a) (2007). [2] 40 C.F.R. § 1500.1(c). [3] 42 U.S.C. § 4321, et seq (2007); see Robertson v. Methow Valley Citizens Council, 490 U.S. 332, 333 (198......
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