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 (2015)
Council on Environmental Quality (US). Environmental Quality: The First Annual Report of the Council on Environmental Quality Together with the President’s Message to Congress. US Government Printing Office, 1970.
NEPA – Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses. GAO (2014)
Corps of Engineers Manuals
These include manuals for doing environmental evaluations
Law Professors Letter to Congressional Committee Considering limiting NEPA (2018)
Columbia University Law School Climate Blog – NEPA
Articles and Guides to using NEPA
Slides – Introduction to NEPA
Introduction to NEPA – DOE/HOMER/ORNI (PPT)
ELI, A Citizen’s Guide to Using Federal Environmental Laws to Secure Environmental Justice (2002)
The National Park Service NEPA Handbook (2015)
This is an excellent and fairly detailed review of the law aimed at non-lawyers.
Council on Environmental Quality. “A Citizen’s guide to the NEPA: Having your voice heard.” (2007)
Department of Energy, Major Cases Interpreting The National Environmental Policy Act (2007)
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
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Education and Certificate Program Capstone Papers
Columbia Law School Archive of NEPA cases related to climate change
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.