APPLICATION OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 TO THE DARIEN GAP HIGHWAY PROJECT

The construction of the Inter-American Highway linking North, Central and South America may have detrimental effects. DOT has done an environmental assessment at the Darien Gap. This has come under fire as not meeting the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act's environmental impact statement. The crucial question then arises as to whether NEPA applies to projects outside of U.S. territorial boundaries. This question has been answered differently by various courts. Some courts broadly interpret NEPA to mean that everyone should be protected from any U.S. related project. Others take a narrower view that NEPA only applies to those projects where the primary mission will effect the environment. The decision to apply NEPA to the Darien Gap must not only rest on judicial precedent, foreign policy must also be considered.

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    New York University, New York

    School of Law, 249 Sullivan Street
    New York, NY  United States  10012
  • Authors:
    • Tarlock, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00125003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM