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National Environmental Policy Act Legal Research: Legal Treatises

A legal resource guide for information relating to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.

American Law Reports Federal

American Law Reports Federal offers a wide range of comprehensive articles on issues relating to all aspects of NEPA. ALR is available on Westlaw and Lexis:

  • Affirmative Defenses in Actions Challenging Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement under § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)), 63 A.L.R. Fed. 18
  • Environmental and Conservation Groups' Standing to Challenge Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement Required by § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2) (c)), 63 A.L.R. Fed. 446
  • General Principles Governing Standing to Maintain Action Challenging Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement Required by § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)), 61 A.L.R. Fed. 87
  • Governmental Entity's Standing to Challenge Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement Required by § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)), 64 A.L.R. Fed. 521
  • Jurisdiction of Federal Court in Action Under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C.A. §§ 4321 to 4347, as Determined by Whether Federal Defendants Have Undertaken "Major Federal Action," 53 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 489
  • Necessity and Sufficiency of Environmental Impact Statements Under § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)) In Cases Involving:
    • Defense, Military, and Related Projects, 75 A.L.R. Fed. 119
    • Herbicide, Pesticide, and Related Projects, 74 A.L.R. Fed. 249
    • Highway Projects, 64 A.L.R. Fed. 15
    • Housing and Urban Renewal Projects, 65 A.L.R. Fed. 121
    • Hunting, Fishing, and Related Projects, 74 A.L.R. Fed. 852
    • Logging, Mining, and Related Projects, 74 A.L.R. Fed. 702
    • Park, Recreational, Wilderness, and Related Projects, 75 A.L.R. Fed. 738
    • Pollution Abatement and Related Projects, 76 A.L.R. Fed. 563
    • Power Projects, 66 A.L.R. Fed. 395
    • Projects Relating to Acquisition, Construction, Alteration, or Disposition of  Government Facilities, 76 A.L.R. Fed. 279
    • Regulation of Private Enterprise, 76 A.L.R. Fed. 902
    • Transportation Projects, 62 A.L.R. Fed. 664
    • Water and Waterworks Projects, 67 A.L.R. Fed. 54
  • Private Individual's Standing to Challenge Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement Required by § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)), 62 A.L.R. Fed. 337
  • Standing of Entity, Other Than Governmental or Environmental Entity, to Challenge Omission or Adequacy of Environmental Impact Statement Required by § 102(2)(c) of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C.A. § 4332(2)(c)), 61 A.L.R. Fed. 657

Treatises

Corpus Juris Secundum

Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS) in its Health and Environment Section offers an entire chapter discussing Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) (§§ 111-29). These materials are available on Westlaw and Lexis.

American Jurisprudence Pleading & Practice Forms

The following are available on Westlaw:

  • Complaint, Petition, or Declaration—Allegation—Violation of National Environmental Policy Act—Failure to Analyze Levee Project Impact on Historic Properties AMJUR PP LEVEES § 11.50
  • Petition in Federal Court—For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief—Alleged violation of National Environmental Policy Act of 1969—Issuance of Permit for Taking of Marine Mammals—Failure to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement, AMJUR PP FISH § 39
  • Complaint in Federal Court—By public interest group—Against U.S. Forest Service—Maintenance and Operation of Dams in Violation of Wilderness Act and National Environmental Policy Act—For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, AMJUR PP WATERS § 217