Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making

Federal agencies have taken steps to include the public in a wide range of environmental decisions. Although some form of public participation is often required by law, agencies usually have broad discretion about the extent of that involvement. Approaches vary widely, from holding public information-gathering meetings to forming advisory groups to actively including citizens in making and implementing decisions.
Proponents of public participation argue that those who must live with the outcome of an environmental decision should have some influence on it. Critics maintain that public participation slows decision making and can lower its quality by including people unfamiliar with the science involved.
This book concludes that, when done correctly, public participation improves the quality of federal agencies’ decisions about the environment. Well-managed public involvement also increases the legitimacy of decisions in the eyes of those affected by them, which makes it more likely that the decisions will be implemented effectively. This book recommends that agencies recognize public participation as valuable to their objectives, not just as a formality required by the law. It details principles and approaches agencies can use to successfully involve the public. 

Download Now

Read Online

Here is Download Link

Public Participation In Environmental Assessment And Decision Making


Public Participation In Environmental Assessment And Decision Making Download Now

Read Online

Author by : National Research Council
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-11-07
Publisher by : National Academies Press






Public Participation In Environmental Assessment And Decision Making


Public Participation In Environmental Assessment And Decision Making Download Now

Read Online

Author by : National Research Council
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-12-07
Publisher by : National Academies Press






Rationality And The Environment


Rationality And The Environment Download Now

Read Online

Author by : Bo Elling
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012
Publisher by : Earthscan






Public Participation In Sustainability Science


Public Participation In Sustainability Science Download Now

Read Online

Author by : Bernd Kasemir
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003-04-10
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press






Environmental Assessment


Environmental Assessment Download Now

Read Online

Author by : Jane Holder
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006
Publisher by :






Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment


Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment Download Now

Read Online

Author by : Michael Schmidt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-02-20
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media






Environmental Law


Environmental Law Download Now

Read Online

Author by : Doelle & Tollefson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-07-01
Publisher by : Thomson Carswell






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *