Sackett v. EPA and Judicial Interpretations of Environmental Statutes: What Role for NEPA?

16 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2013  

Joel A. Mintz

Nova Southeastern University

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This Essay analyzes both the nature and practical importance of EPA administrative compliance orders and the (potential) precedential scope and significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA. Additionally, it critiques the Sackett opinion for its failure to take account of section 102(1) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) — an unambiguous directive that all public laws, policies, and regulations be interpreted “to the fullest extent possible” in accordance with NEPA’s environmentally protective policies.

Keywords: EPA administrative compliance orders, Sackett v. EPA, section 102(1), National Environmental Policy Act, NEPA, environmentally protective policies

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Mintz, Joel A., Sackett v. EPA and Judicial Interpretations of Environmental Statutes: What Role for NEPA? (2012). Environmental Law, Vol. 42, No. 4, p. 1027, 2012; NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 13-001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2197358

Joel A. Mintz (Contact Author)

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