Paul S. Weiland


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) represents the cornerstone of American environmental law and marks the beginning of the environmental law statutory movement in the United States. This Article traces the evolution of NEPA and the environmental movement and describes the framers' intent in passing NEPA. Next, the Article examines judicial and executive interpretations of NEPA. The Article concludes by assessing NEPA's present state and suggesting possible reforms to ensure a strong future commitment to NEPA.