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EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements
The EPA has set up a website that allows the public to view Environmental Impact Statements. As I have said ad nausea on this blog, I love distributing information. Collecting data great and all, but if you are not getting it to the intended audience then what is the point. The EPA was set up to protect the public from abuses toward the environment. We do not see a lot of the work that goes into environmental protection and often people feel that it is a waste of taxpayer dollars or unnecessary red tape. If the information was more easily accessible I think it would remove these outlooks on environmental protections.
This website gives access to the public the original intention of NEPA, keeping our environment safe for everybody and highlighting the destructive forces that industry can intentionally or unintentionally impact it.