ERIC Number: ED160504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Impact Statements. Resource Papers for College Geography, No. 78-3.
Greenberg, Michael R.; And Others
The monograph examines objectives and preparation of environmental impact statements (EISs) and assesses the degree to which these documents are successful in monitoring the environmental impact of development in the United States. The document is part of a series of resource papers developed to supplement college-level geography textbooks. The document is presented in eight chapters. Chapter I defines an EIS as a mechanism to ensure that the implications of projects are carefully considered before the projects are undertaken. Chapters II and III address preparation and review of an EIS at the federal level. Chapter IV explains how EIS requirements interact with other laws and regulations. Chapter V presents basic topics to be included in any EIS. Chapter VI identifies problems related to the EIS process. Chapter VII suggests resources for additional information, and the final chapter discusses the geographer's role in the EIS process. The document concludes with a bibliography and a listing of EIS-related legal cases. (DB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Media, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Government Role, Higher Education, Physical Geography, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Resource Materials, Social Change
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.50 paperbound, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
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