The current system provides no room for engineers to grow and thus grow the nation economy. They are currently driven under labor policies that have no appreciation for true engineering work or innovation. They are becoming endangered species and if not protected under national law they may soon become extinct.
“Scoping” a proposed federal action in NEPA consists of notifying the impacted community and soliciting their input on which resource areas (i.e water resources, air quality, etc.) the agency should focus their analysis on. Generally this is done by sending out emails/postcards/letters to a pre-determined distribution list and asking for their direct responses. The process as it exists detracts from the idea of a community;... more »