This legislation sets the tone for the core policy of the Environmental Protection Agency. The NEPA came about as an attempt by Congress to establish a coherent national policy that works, in cooperation with local governments and private concerns, to restore, maintain, and protect, important natural resources, and to strike a balance between environmental needs and the needs of an ever evolving technological world. The following quote from the EPA may provide a bit more clarity into this legislation:
|The purposes of this Act are: to declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.|
You can find detailed information on this Act by writing to the EPA at
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