|The Importance of Nonobjective Judgments in Environmental Impact Assessments
|Year of Publication
|Susskind, L, Dunlap, L
|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.