environmental impact statement

noun
environmental im·​pact statement

Legal Definition of environmental impact statement

: a technical report that details the effect proposed legislation or action will have on the natural and human environment and that is sometimes required to be furnished especially by a governmental body (as an administrative agency or a municipality) for official and public review in the regulatory and decision-making process

called also environmental impact report

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“Environmental impact statement.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/environmental%20impact%20statement. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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