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American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics © 2007 American Bar Association All Rights Reserved The National Environmental Policy Act By Dustin T. Till On January 1, 1970, President Nixon signed into law the nation's first comprehensive environmental statute -the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321-4370. NEPA was adopted in response to growing public concern about the federal government's...