Treatment of Plant Construction and Land Use

Number: 1975-12


WHEREAS, the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to issue $18 billion in grants for the construction of municipal waste water treatment plants; and

WHEREAS, the construction of such plants, sewers, and interceptor lines for excessive reserve capacity has been found to stimulate additional land use and development which, when unplanned, leads to increase environmental pollution; and

WHEREAS, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 establishes as national policy the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Wildlife Federation, in annual convention assembled March 14-16, 1975, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hereby urges that the Environmental Protection Agency, in implementing its construction grants program, review adequately the land use impacts of proposed projects by means of thorough environmental impact statements for the purpose of ensuring that grants are not issued to those projects which will stimulate additional pollution.