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Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making / Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making ; Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern, editors ; Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

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Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-12398-3 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-12399-0 (pdf) 1. Environmental impact analysis—Citizen participation—Evaluation. 2. Environmental policy—Decision making—Citizen participation—Evaluation. 3. Environmental policy—United States—Decision making. 4. Administrative agencies—United States—Decision making. 5. Administrative procedure—United States—Citizen participation. 6. Environmental protection—United States—Citizen participation. I. Dietz, Thomas. II. Stern, Paul C., 1944- III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

TD194.6.P83 2008

363.7’0525—dc22

2008038571

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2008). Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making. Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making, Thomas Dietz and Paul C. Stern, eds. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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