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Environmental Law Fund, Inc. v. Volpe

Citation: 2 ELR 20225
No. No. C-72-95 RFP, 340 F. Supp. 1328/3 ERC 1941/(N.D. Cal., 03/22/1972)

In highway planning, the design approval stage is the crucial date for determining if agencies have any discretion whether or not to file a NEPA statement. If the design approval stage had not been reached prior to January 1, 1970 (the effective date of NEPA), then the Act must be rigorously complied with....

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