In recent years, climate change has become an increasingly prominent subject of discussion in EISs. A comparison of agency approaches to EIS scope and methodology shows widely varying treatment of climate change impacts. Agencies differ in the methods used to calculate emissions and assess their significance. In addition, the types of indirect impacts addressed and the extent to which the impacts of climate change on the project are included vary.
Environmental Law | Law
Consideration of Climate Change in Federal EISs, 2009-2011,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, July 2012
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