The federal government wields an extraordinary amount of power that reverberates in all corners of this nation. The National Environmental Policy Act is one way ordinary citizens can weigh in on federal decisions that affect their lives. From highways to oil wells NEPA ensures that a variety of factors, including public input, are considered before the dirt is moved. NEPA is a common sense process that works and any action taken to weaken its provisions would be an assault not just on environmental and health protections but the value of public participation. The evidence is everywhere — public input and a thorough review process lead to good, broadly supported projects.
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