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What does NEPA stand for?

NEPA stands for National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

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parklands became more important in the 1960s and 1970s, in step with changing public concerns evidenced by the release of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 and Stewart Udall's The Quiet Crisis in 1963, passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Seven years after the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adopted the Aviation Noise Abatement Policy (ANAP), which among other things, sought to reduce aircraft noise at the source--the aircraft itself.
In some ways, ecosystem management repackages rules from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which required the agency to study the environmental and human impacts of its actions across a landscape, not just in individual timber stands, and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, which asked it to protect biodiversity, including key species like the spotted owl, and promote the efficient economic use of its land.
Opponents say this would weaken the CEQ's major program requirement, the review of environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.