(a) Your firm has been hired to build a large government facility near a residential neighbor-hood. A committee of residents has been formed to oppose the building. You have been asked to assist in writing the EIS. What factors must your EIS take into consideration?
(b) The Avila Timber Company has asked for and been granted permission by the Department of the Interior to cut 40 acres of timber from the 10,000-acre Oconee National Forest. Prior to the actual logging, a local environmental group files suit in federal district court, contending that the Department of the Interior has not filed an EIS. Can the group challenge the department’s action? Analyze whether an EIS should be filed in light of the facts given.