Perhaps the most significant success to be claimed by the new field of environmental law is that an increasing number of governmental officials are being held accountable for the environmental implications of their decisions. Environmental lawyers are in effect bringing a new dimension to the legal system. Legal action involving environmental issues has led to delay and reconsideration of questionable projects. In addition to the disclosure required for the rationale of such environmentally sensitive projects as off-shore oil leases, gas extraction, oil and gas transmission, and electric generation and transmission, there is now in effect a rigorous reassessment of rationale in light of environmental costs and benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the annual meeting, "Biological Manage Along Transm Rights of way," Amherst, Massachusetts, 21 June 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Biological Science

    3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20016
  • Authors:
    • Irwin, H S
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 114-126

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM