This Case Assignment explores the environmental legal framework in the United States and the birth of the National Environmental Policy Act. In a 3- to 4-page paper, answer the following questions. Justify your responses by presenting your rationale and illustrating with examples and facts as needed. Support your writing with the literature.
Length: Submit a 3- to 4-page paper.
Alm, A. L. (1988, January/February). NEPA: Past, present, and future. EPA Journal. Revised 2016. Retrieved from http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/nepa-past-present-and-future
Carruth, R. S., & Goldstein, B. D. (2013). Chapter 1: Overview of U.S. legal system. In Environmental health law: An introduction (pp. 1–22). Somerset, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass, Wiley.
Carruth, R. S., & Goldstein, B. D. (2013). Chapter 2: Transparency & accountability in the executive branch: Judicial review and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In Environmental health law: An introduction (pp. 23–40). Somerset, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass, Wiley.
Council on Environmental Quality. (1997). The National Environmental Policy Act: A study of its effectiveness after twenty-five years. Retrieved from https://ceq.doe.gov/nepa/nepa25fn.pdf
Kraft, M. (2015). Environmental policy and politics (6th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
Lewis, J. (1985, November). The birth of EPA. EPA Journal. Retrieved from http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/birth-epa
National environmental policy act implementing procedures. (2016). Lanham: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
Spina, F. (2015). Environmental justice and patterns of State inspections. Social Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell), 96(2), 417-429. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12160
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Environmental justice considerations in the NEPA process. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/nepaej/index.ht…
Van Sluytman, L. G., & Sheppard, P. (2016). 26 Environment of the margins. Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender, 197.
In-text citations and references: Be sure that all information and ideas in your papers are supported by in-text citations and corresponding references at the end of the paper.
Scholarly writing: Use an academic paper format, not an essay based on your opinions or experience. Avoid using the first person in writing. Synthesize what you learned from the sources you read; write papers in your own words; and cite sources within the text, as well as include a properly formatted reference list.
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