Forecasts and Environmental Decisionmaking: The Content and Predictive Accuracy of Environmental Impact Statements, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forecasts and Environmental Decisionmaking

The Content and Predictive Accuracy of Environmental Impact Statements, 1st Edition

By Paul J. Culhane

CRC Press

316 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Environmental Impact Statements and Federal Decisionmaking -- The Evolution of the NEPA Process -- Project Implementation and Sample Selection -- Impact Forecasts: The Contents of EISs -- Project Record Keeping and Other Obstacles to Environmental Audits -- Project Impacts: The Accuracy of Individual Forecasts -- Forecast Accuracy: A Summary -- Systems Analysis or Simplicity? -- Appendix: Research Methods

About the Author

Paul J. Culhane

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics