This book examines the courts' interpretation of NEPA in its first three years, defeats and successes of citizens' actions in key cases, and implication of court rulings for the act's future effectiveness. Originally published in 1973

Chapter 1 NEPA and Congress; Chapter 2 How a NEPA Suit Reaches Court; Chapter 3 The Requirement of Strict Compliance; Chapter 4 Circumstances Requiring an Impact Statement; Chapter 5 Problems of Transition: Projects and Programs in Progress When NEPA Was Enacted; Chapter 6 Preparation and Content of Impact Statements; Chapter 7 NEPA and Federal Decision Making; Chapter 8 The Impact Statement in Perspective;