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    The environmental impact assessment, created in 1969 and made law in 1970, is one of the most practical methods of assessment of environmental management tools in the world. It assesses the proposed projects’ impacts on the environment and arbitrates whether the benefits of the project outweigh the harm of the environment and the local people. It looks at whether the impacts are beneficial or detrimental, naturally reversible or irreversible, repairable with management practices or irrepairable, short term or long term impacts, temporary of continuous, local/regional/national or global, accidental or planned impacts, direct or primary and indirect or secondary, and finally cumulative or single impacts. The EIA takes into account many aspects of potential impacts of the project, however, without proper practice and application of this tool, many misguided agreements may occur and cause more harm than good to the…

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    One environmental issues posted on the Facebook group on Ecologically Conscious Social is climate change’s effect impacts on the Great Barrier Reef where is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The Great Barrier Reef is located in Queensland, state of Australia. A concern raised by a group of environmentalists over a threat to the Great Barrier Reef is carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that emit from burning of coal. The federation government environment minister, Mr. Greg Hunt approved a 16.5…

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    Thank you for providing the California Department of Transportation (Department) the opportunity to review and comment on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Waterman + Baseline Neighborhood Transformation Specific Plan (Project). The proposed project are includes approximately 710 acres located near the center of San Bernardino area the intersection on Waterman Avenue and Baseline Avenue. The Project proposes a maximum build out of up to 4,341 residential…

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    and reflection of the general development of public engagement in environmental decision-making. Wood (2003), Glucker et al. (2013) claim that public participation is an essential part of the success of EIA. Public involvement in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) The definition of public participation in EIA is often used interchangeably to involvement, engagement, consultation, and sometimes with little attention to their differing objectives and potential outcomes. From the social and…

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    What Is Social Impact?

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    Social impacts are the consequences of change in societies and cultures (Basa, 2007) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) methods are used to study these consequences. The scope of SIA and the methods used have widened considerably in recent decades (Esteves et al. 2012), with SIA developing concepts and tools to assess the social impacts of development projects on people and their livelihoods (Asselin and Parkins, 2009; Tang et al., 2008; Vanclay, 2003, 2006). In the United States, the National…

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    Question 1 The Pacific Northwest LNG Project Environmental Assessment Report shows a lot of flaws in public participation. However, the project can only be expected to achieve ‘reasonable’ levels of public participation. Therefore, the public participation of this project, though inadequate compared to the principles of public participation, was reluctantly acceptable. The principles of public participation require public consultation throughout every stage of the environmental assessment…

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    Programmatic NEPA Review

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    On December 18, 2014, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued the Final Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews (Programmatic NEPA Guidance). This guidance is part of the Administration’s attempt to bring up to date federal agency implementation of NEPA to improve the involvement of the public, transparency, and efficiency of environmental reviews. Under NEPA, a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is created for an extensive federal action,…

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    TransCanada’s responses to its environment can be described by two actions: the drafting of the EIS and the Perryman Study and working with the Nebraska government to reroute the pipeline. 2.1 Environmental Impact Study and Perryman Study As to compile with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Department of State for a presidential permit that included a national interest determination, TransCanada had to prepare an EIS, which was a three-year study and examined “project design…

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    Governor Hogan, I heard about the Purple Line proposal that has been circulating for awhile now. After doing more research, I have concluded that I do not believe that we should build the new light rail because of the impact that it will have on the environment, the businesses in the new area, and the expenses. As you may know, the construction of the new Purple Line will cause damage to Rock Creek Park and the Capital Crescent Trail. The Purple Line would displace the current Capital…

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    In doing so this essay will argue that there is a relationship between transnationalism and climate change (i.e. climate change has no borders and thus effects everywhere), so the Arctic countries must with the non-Arctic countries to combat climate change. To strengthen this argument this essay will be divided into three sections: In the first section, I will examine what the Arctic Council is, how it functions, and some of the history behind the Arctic Council. In the second section, I will…

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