The purpose of NEPA is: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality. NEPA applies to most federal agencies projects or those receiving federal funding. Do you believe that NEPA was a step forward in environmental regulations? Explain your answer. What are the most important aspects of this regulation? Should NEPA be expanded to incorporate all projects, not just those with ties to the federal government? Why or why not? Support your position with substantive facts. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s), and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.