General NEPA Resources

White House Guidance

Guidance on the Applicability of E.O. 13807 to States with NEPA Assignment Authority Under the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (2019)

Statutes and Regulations

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended

Council on Environmental Quality(CEQ) NEPA Regulations, 40 CFR 1500 through 1518

Introduction to NEPA – DOE/HOMER/ORNI (PPT)

General Documents

NEPA – Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses. GAO (2014)

Corps of Engineers Manuals

These include manuals for doing environmental evaluations

Articles and Guides to using NEPA

Slides – Introduction to NEPA

The National Park Service NEPA Guide

This is an excellent and fairly detailed review of the law aimed at non-lawyers.

Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the CEQ Regulations – PowerPoint

US Forest Service NEPA resource page

 EPA NEPA Resources

Rediscovering the national environmental Policy act:  Back to the Future

Ezekiel J. Williams & Kathy Schaeffer, “What Every Land Professional Should Know About NEPA,” 53 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 4-1 (2007)

An excellent introduction with oil and gas examples. (used with permission of the author)

Houck O., The US House of Representatives’ Task Force on NEPA: The Professors Speak. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER NEWS AND ANALYSIS. 2005;35(12):10895.

NEPA/HEPA LITIGATION CHECKLIST – Elijah Yip, Esq. CADES SCHUTTE LLP August 27, 2007.

The NEPA Lab – a blog on NEPA actions

 Cases

Am. Rivers v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm’n, 2018 WL 3320870 (D.C. Cir. July 6, 2018).

Court rejects FONSI for relicensing hydroelectric plant.

Sierra Club v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm’n, 867 F.3d 1357 (D.C. Cir. 2017)

Court orders FERC to consider climate change as part of the EIS for pipeline permits.

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (June 2017)

The Court found that the Corps should have done an EIS rather than an EA for the pipeline siting.

Center for Biological Diversity v. NHTSA, 538 F.3d 1172 (9th Cir. 2008)

The Court finds that the social cost of carbon – the impact of its effect on global warming is a necessary part of the EIS for the CAFE standards rule.

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