Indeed, we identified three institutional concerns arising from the rising trend of agencies running from agency discretion to avoid running into the ESA and NEPA.
The first concern is that agencies will attempt to game their ESA and NEPA nondiscretion positions to have the best of all worlds: discretion where and when they want it and nondiscretion for purposes of escaping the ESA and NEPA programs.
34) Relieving agencies of ESA and NEPA assessment procedures when they have no discretion relevant to the decision-improvement purpose arguably makes sense from the standpoint of agency decision-making; however, doing so may undesirably compromise the information-production functions of the two programs for other institutions and the public and thereby impair their decision-making.
NEPA especially has a role in reducing sedentary time.
The researchers discovered that both men and women with a high NEPA participation, regardless of their regular exercise habit, had smaller waists, higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, and lower levels of triglycerides (fat in the blood) compared to those with a lower NEPA engagement.
And for older adults who have trouble doing traditional exercise, daily NEPAs can be a great way for them to get past the perceived barrier of what constitutes as exercise and help them get active," says Valerie Lapena, PT, with the UCLA Health System.
This section provides background information about NEPA and surveys
the CEQ's initial statutory mandate in NEPA, in 1970 President
problem by summarizing: 1) NEPA, its relevant provisions and
physical environment do not fall under the purview of NEPA.
NEPA compliance at existing projects would require a significant investment of time and resources, and would expose the Bureau to litigation risks.
District Judge Oliver Wanger has held that the Bureau violated NEPA by adopting and implementing the ESA measures without an EIS, and that water users deserve injunctive relief pending NEPA compliance.