National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 was created to ensure federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their actions and decisions. Federal agencies are required to systematically assess the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and consider alternative ways of accomplishing their missions, which are less damaging to and protective of the environment.

The information compiled in this website is for general informational purposes. This information is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in the agency's state and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.


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Last Reviewed: 2023-04-27