environmental impact statement

Definition of "environmental impact statement"
  1. A detailed document providing an analysis on the potential effects a proposed law or action might have on both the natural surroundings and the human living conditions. Such a report is often mandated to be provided by governmental entities, like administrative bodies or cities, for official examination and public scrutiny during the decision-making and regulatory procedures
How to use "environmental impact statement" in a sentence
  1. The construction of the new dam cannot progress until an environmental impact statement is submitted and approved by the regulatory body.
  2. In order to gauge any potential harm to the local ecosystem, the city council has requested an environmental impact statement for the proposed industrial park.
  3. The proponents of the housing development project are compiling a comprehensive environmental impact statement to address concerns raised about potential effects on local wildlife.

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