|Title||The Importance of Nonobjective Judgments in Environmental Impact Assessments|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Authors||Susskind, L, Dunlap, L|
|Journal||Environmental Impact Assessment Review|
The practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA) is shaped in large part by the values and beliefs of the professionals involved. Values-or nonobjective personal judgments of merit or worth influence the choices made at all junctures of an impact assessment. Personal or nonobjective considerations affect outcomes more than is usually recognized.