Everglades Restoration Timeline


Congress Enacts the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 4321, et. seq.)

Congress enacts NEPA requiring federal agencies to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for every major federal action having a significant impact to the human environment. Agencies are required in an EIS to examine alternatives to the proposed action as well as the proposed action’s direct, indirect, and cumulative effects.