Environmental Analysis is a technique arising from the
environmental movement of the 1970s to better understand the
implications of our actions. Appropriate applicaton of the technique
forms the basis for understanding the environmental impacts of a proposed
action, selecting an alternative solution with an acceptable level of
impact, and designing measures to mitigate impacts. It also provides a
mechanism for public input to actions taken by industry and government.
Environmental Analysis was successfully used to accomplish the goals and
minimize the impacts of the Boston Harbor Clean-up, the reopening of a
gold mine in Juno, Alaska, and to regulate the handling of dry cargo on
the Great Lakes.
James (Jamie) Maughan is a Vice President in Water Resources at the international consulting firm of CH2M HILL. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Senior Advisor for Environmental Policy and Science at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He received his B.A. at Old Dominion University in Biology, his M.S. at Virginia Tech in Aquatic Ecology, and his Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. The effects of anthropogenic perturbations, primarily in the near shore environment, have been his consulting and research focus. He has published textbooks on Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis. In his semi-retirement, he is enjoying sharing his 40 years of experience in the environmental field with colleagues and students early in their careers.
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