This book evaluates the predictive accuracy of the forecasts in a sample of federal environmental impact statements. It examines a major federal attempt to impose rationalistic reforms on government decision makers and the first view of National Environmental Policy Act reforms.
1. Environmental Impact Statements and Federal Decisionmaking 2. The Evolution of the NEPA Process 3. Project Implementation and Sample Selection 4. Impact Forecasts: The Contents of EISs 5. Project Record Keeping and Other Obstacles to Environmental Audits 6. Project Impacts: The Accuracy of Individual Forecasts 7. Forecast Accuracy: A Summary 8. Systems Analysis or Simplicity?