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Isn't the NEPA process supposed to encourage ways to mitigate such impacts??
-Ocmulgee Old Fields, Macon, Ga.: One-time home of the Muscogee Creek Indians is threatened by a proposed multilane highway.
-Zuni Salt Lake and Sanctuary Zone, Catron and Cibola counties, N.M.: Considered sacred by local Indian tribes, the lake and its surrounding area are threatened by plans to strip-mine coal and build a 44-mile rail line.
NEPA only protects where there is federal ownership or money involved. And NEPA starts a Section 106 process which often ends in a "negotiated" settlement. "Negotiation" sometimes preserves and sometimes results in demolition.