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Environmental Policy

A guide to research resources for environmental policy


This guide is intended to provide a starting point to library and online resources you'll need to create a well-researched project on Environmental Policy. Sources include reference books, subject databases that aggregate academic journals, images, government reports and data, and more. If you have questions about how to access this information or need assistance putting together a research plan, please contact your environmental policy subject librarian.

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Introductory Video

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Environmental policy began in 1970 under President Nixon with the establishment of the EPA and the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to making decisions. When a company wants to build a pipeline, road or other infrastructure, federal agencies are required to review the project's environmental impact. But how does NEPA work?

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