TWENTY YEARS OF NEPA: MAINSTREAMING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AT THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

When Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act in 1969, the Washington State Department of Transportation was known as the Department of Highways. The name described the mission: we were in business to build highways. At that time, the department's main focus was on completing the interstate system. This paper examines Washington State's evolving understanding and implementation of its transportation and highway planning in relation to environmental impact.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 97-100

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  • Accession Number: 00715437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 2 1996 12:00AM