ENV 333 Entire Course Environmental Impact
ENV 333 Week 1 Description
NEPA. The purpose of NEPA is: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality. NEPA applies to most federal agencies projects or those receiving federal funding.
Do you believe that NEPA was a step forward in environmental regulations? Explain your answer. What are the most important aspects of this regulation? Should NEPA be expanded to incorporate all projects, not just those with ties to the federal government? Why or why not? Support your position with substantive facts.
Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). NEPA requires all projects that may adversely impact the environment to undergo the development of an EA or EIS. The initial scoping process is critical in determining how to proceed with a project. Do you think the scoping process entails too much research or does it not require enough?
ENV 333 Week 2 Description
Land-Use and Development. Land-use and development is classified as a socioeconomic impact in regards to the proposed project characteristics. Choose a project that has occurred in your local area. Describe the project and discuss a minimum of three (3) direct land-use and three (3) indirect land-use impacts. Explain how and why they are classified as direct or indirect impacts.
Economics. Economists and environmentalists are often on opposite sides of the debate when discussing the impacts caused by human interaction. When developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) the direct and indirect...