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English definition of “environmental impact statement”

environmental impact statement

noun [C]
 
 
( abbreviation EIS) ENVIRONMENT, GOVERNMENT
in the US, a report to the government on the possible effects on the environment of a large project, such as a road or industrial development: Work on the highway has been stopped as the state works on an environmental impact statement, which a federal judge said was required.
(Definition of environmental impact statement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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