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National Environmental Policy Act


 

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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is a United States environmental law that established a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment and also established the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).
 

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions.

To meet NEPA requirements federal agencies prepare a detailed statement known as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). EPA reviews and comments on EISs prepared by other federal agencies, maintains a national filing system for all EISs, and assures that its own actions comply with NEPA.


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Hualapai Tribe bans uranium mining


The Hualapai Tribal Council has voted to ban uranium mining on its Tribal lands which are located near the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  The Hualapai continues to support this ban and joins other Native American Tribes in opposing what they see as a threat to their environment and to their culture.

With the rush for Uranium mining claims hitting the Grand Canyon area, the Hualapai People are gravely concerned with the health and well-being of future generations of not only the Hualapai People but of numerous other communities nearby and down gradient of these potential environmental disasters.  Claims of new and improved mining processes do not move the Hualapai from standing their ground.  Any chance of contamination, no matter how minute, is still a threat that is too high to bear.

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Conservation and the Natural Resources Department

Efforts to meet the challenge of conservation of natural resources include compliance with the standards of the National Environmental Policy Act on all Hualapai Lands.

The Hualapai prepares Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for all events which will impact the environment of the Hualapai People. EAs and EISs contain statements of the environmental effects of proposed federal agency, tribal, and other cooperating agency actions.

The Wildlife and Fisheries Program staff of the Hualapai Natural Resources Department is certified in NEPA. We conduct NEPA on all construction projects for the Hualapai Reservation as mandated by Tribal Council. NEPA has been conducted on projects ranging from pipeline projects, a juvenile detention center, and paving the Diamond Bar Road.

 

 

 

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