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Have We Sold the Environment Down the River?

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dc.contributor.author Sutton, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T17:20:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T17:20:01Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation 8 S.C. Envtl. L.J. 39 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/162
dc.description.abstract The American Heritage Rivers Initiative (AHRI), a creation of the Council of Environmental Quality, is touted by the Clinton Administration as a program to "support community-led efforts to revitalize local economies, protect natural resources and the environment, and preserve historic and cultural resources." Unfortunately, the AHRI does little to protect the ecosystems of rivers and their watersheds focusing instead upon the development of riverbank recreational and residential structures of unspecified size and scope. In fact, the AHRI violates the protections provided by America's first environmental statute, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires that any "major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment” must be preceded by an environmental assessment (EA) and possibly an environmental impact statement. This article details the AHRI’s multitudinous constitutional, legal, and environmental shortcomings and concludes with a call for Congress to put a stop to the Act’s abuses. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
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dc.subject American Heritage Rivers Initiative en_US
dc.subject Watershed management en_US
dc.subject Environmental quality en_US
dc.title Have We Sold the Environment Down the River? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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