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Unformatted text preview: nt with other essenDal consideraDons of naDonal policy, to improve and coordinate Federal plans, funcDons, programs, and resources to the end that the NaDon may — - Fulfill the responsibiliDes of each generaDon as a trustee of the environment for succeeding generaDons - Assure for all Americans safe, healthy, producDve and aestheDcally and culturally pleasing surroundings - Aeain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment without degradaDon, risk to health or safety, or other undesirable and unintended consequences - Preserve important historical, cultural and natural aspects of our naDonal heritage and maintain, wherever possible, an environment which supports diversity and variety of individual choice - Achieve a balance between populaDon and resource uses that permits high standards of living and a wide sharing of life’s ameniDes - Enhance the quality of renewable resources and approach the maximum aeainable recycling of depletable resources. NEPA mandates an oversight Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to advise the President about the state of the environment and to set goals and policy. Federal agencies are instructed to take into account effects on the environment in decision- making. And Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) are required before every major environmental project. History of Environmental leg...
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