Barry E. Hill, Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice, Environmental Law Institute, Second Edition, 2012.
Section 101(c) of NEPA provides in relevant part, “The Congress recognizes that each person should enjoy a healthful environment . . . .” However, the author notes, “[a]lthough the United States has enacted numerous laws to protect the environment and human health, courts, whether federal or state, have not rendered a decision establishing this as an express legal right.”