The latest episode of the American Health Podcast is about proposed rollbacks to a landmark environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA requires environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects like highways, bridges, and pipelines. Large infrastructure projects directly impact the health of communities across the country — and, as discussed in the podcast, the most impacted by these projects are often minority communities and those with high rates of poverty.
This episode is guest-hosted by Dr. Megan Latshaw, associate scientist at the Bloomberg School, and features environmental lawyer/NEPA expert Mr. Tom Buchele of the Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland, Oregon.
The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to health in the U.S.: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, adolescent health, and violence.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on March 27