A Case Study of the CEQ Worst Case Regulation

by Gail Meisner, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA,
Niels West, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


This paper focuses on a decision by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) not to include a worst case oil spill analysis in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed Galveston, Texas deepwater port project. The study identifies how the agency responded to a new, previously unchallenged regulation. Subjects covered include the study method, environmental considerations, economic considerations, and others.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Ports and harbors | Hazardous materials spills | Water pollution | Water quality | Federal government | Economic factors | Legislation | Texas | United States

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