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31. Statement of Edison Electric Institute --
32. Speech by the president, Atomic Industrial Forum..
38. Correspondence concerning hearings on the impact of the Calvert Cliffs
decision by the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Enclosure: Responses to questions from Senator Jackson.-
PUBLIC LAW 91-190, 91ST CONGRESS, S. 1075, JANUARY 1, 1970
AN ACT To establish a national policy for the environment, to provide for the
establishment of a Council on Environmental Quality, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "National Environmental Policy Act of 1969."
SEC. 2. The purposes of this Act are: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understand of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality,
DECLARATION OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
SEC. 101. (a) The Congress, recognizing the profound impact of man's activity on the interrelations of all components of the natural environment, particularly the profound influences of population growth, high-density urbanization, industrial expansion, resource exploitation, and new and expanding technological advances and recognizing further the critical importance of restoring and maintaining environmental quality to the overall welfare and development of man, declares that it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government, in cooperation with State and local governments, and other concerned public and private organizations, to use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance, in a manner calculated to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
(b) In order to carry out the policy set forth in this Act, it is the continuing responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means, consistent with other essential considerations of national policy, to improve and coordinate Federal plans, functions, programs, and resources to the end that the Nation may
(1) fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations;
(2) assure for all Americans safe, healthful, productive, and esthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings;