Minimizing NEPA Risk
NEPA litigation is increasing. Citizens groups are more likely to file suit to stop/hinder/delay a project based on an improper or incomplete NEPA document. The number of lawsuits each year now is near double what it was in the 1990s. A lawsuit alleging inadequate NEPA compliance can be enourmously costly to the agency in time and effort. A successful lawsuit forcing additional NEPA work is even more costly.
Mangi Environmental helps clients lessen their NEPA risks. We provide strategic advice, such as cost analysis and comparative timelines for various NEPA pathways. Assistance is provided in planning and conducting throughly defensible NEPA processes. All of this is performed in a timely and efficient fashion.
Recently, environmental lawyers have engaged Mangi as third party expert witness testimony in NEPA litigation.
As a manager you need to ask, what will be the impact of this initiative being delayed due to an incomplete or inadequate NEPA document? How will it affect the initiative? The budget? Public Relations? Do the people preparing the NEPA documentation understand that it must be legally defensible?
Furthermore, if an organization is not adhering to NEPA, they are highly likely not to be adhering to other environmental regulations. Then, the potential for serious problems would exist.
Mangi Environmental wants to help you minimize the risks that poorly executed NEPA projects can cause.
"In my 34 years in the NEPA field, I have never seen so much environmental scrutiny of agencies. As this scrutiny increases, so does the risk of costly, time-consuming NEPA litigation against agencies. We reduce their risks with focused NEPA services that will deter or withstand legal challenge."
Mangi Environmental Group