AuthorNicholas C. Yost
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IV. Conclusion
NEPA’s congressional framers sought to change the way the federal government operates. After three
decades of e xperience, it may fairly be concluded that they succeeded. Federal ocials know that they
must consider the environment in all that they do. ose who care about the environment are armed with
NEPA’s action-forcing provisions. ose less environmentally inclined are brought into line by this con-
gressional enactment, buttressed by the ever-present prospect of litigation. In short, NEPA works.

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