Harnessing the Power of Information to Protect Our Public Natural Resource Legacy

Flournoy, Alyson C.; Halter, Heather; Storz, Christina
June 2008
Texas Law Review;Jun2008, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p1575
Academic Journal
The article considers the possibility that there is a need to enact a law that provides an effective check on the degradation and depletion of public natural resources in the U.S. The author asserts that while the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was enacted to accomplish this goal, it would not necessarily provide the best approach for defining and protecting American resource legacy. Other criticisms against NEPA and its approach to information collection, analysis and dissemination are discussed. The author offers detailed legal ramifications of the proposed statute called a National Environmental Legacy Act (NELA).


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