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June 5, 2017 | Legal Document

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement NEPA Letter

Latino labor leaders representing the interests of more than 2 million union members will present a letter to members of Congress to support the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in anticipation of upcoming legislative attacks against the environmental review process by Congressional Republicans. The letter was be presented in person as part of an advocacy effort led by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the leading national organization for Latino workers and their families, and Earthjustice, the nation’s premier environmental law organization.

June 2, 2017 | Video

Protect Arecibo, Defend NEPA

The town of Arecibo used our nation’s oldest environmental law to uncover the truth behind a waste incinerator project. This is their story…

June 2, 2017 | Video

Protejamos Arecibo, Defendamos a NEPA

La ciudad de Arecibo usó la ley ambiental más antigua de nuestra nación para revelar la verdad detrás de un proyecto de incinerador de basura. Esta es su historia…

March 6, 2017 | In the News: KNKX

Unpacking Government: What Good Are Environmental Impact Statements?

Kristen Boyles, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The point of going through all that process is—not just doing it to do it—you’re doing it to get the information. What are the impacts of an oil export terminal on our coasts? What would be the risks of a spill? Or air pollution, or any sort of train accident? ... A week later, Shell pulled its permit and said it wasn’t going forward with the project.

March 1, 2017 | Feature

Everything You Need To Know About NEPA

NEPA’s value is enormous, yet its mandate is simple. It ensures the federal government informs and engages the public it serves. NEPA protects public health, economic livelihoods, culture and nature from corporations and other special interests. In many cases, infrastructure and energy projects cater to wealthy corporations that prioritize profit at the expense of public health and the environment.

March 1, 2017 | Feature

Todo lo que necesita saber sobre NEPA

El valor de NEPA es enorme aunque su mandato es simple. Esta ley garantiza que el gobierno federal informe y dialogue con las comunidades que sirve. NEPA protege la salud pública, la economía local, la cultura y la fauna de corporaciones y otros intereses especiales. En muchos casos, proyectos de infraestructura y energía benefician solamente a las corporaciones que priorizan el dinero a expensas de la salud pública y el medio ambiente.

August 2, 2016 | Legal Document

Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issues this guidance to assist Federal agencies in their consideration of the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions1 and climate change when evaluating proposed Federal actions in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the CEQ Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ Regulations).

July 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief U.S. Department of the Navy

By this Complaint, Plaintiffs seek to compel Defendants to comply with the national Environmental policy Act ("NEPA") in connection with the Navy's decision to station permanently thousands of U.S. Marines on the island of Guam to conduct live fire training for those Marines on the islands of Tinian and Pågan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

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