Navigating the EIS Process

Date Released
April 2022

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a law that requires federal agencies to examine the environmental impacts of their proposed activities. Under NEPA, if a federal action is likely to “significantly affect” the environment, the agency must prepare a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before taking any action.

This fact sheet provides information about the EIS process in general; it also includes some specific information about the ongoing EIS process for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD),

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