Environmental Impact Issessment (EIA)

Environmental Impact Issessment (EIA)
    • Environmental Impact Issessment (EIA) is a written analysis or process that describes and details the probable and possible effects of planned industrial or civil project activities on the ecosystem, resources, and environment.
    • The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) first promulgated guidelines for environmental impact assessments with the intention that the environment receives proper emphasis among social, economic, and political priorities in governmental decision-making.
    • This act explains the importance of environmental impact assessments for major federal actions affecting the environment.
    • Many states now have similar requirements for state and private activities. Such written assessments are called Environmental Impact Statements or EIS

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