Council on Environmental Quality

President Nixon standing in front of a crowd of people.
President Nixon
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) was created by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969 during the first term of President Richard Nixon. The primary role of the council was to advise the President on environmental policy.

On August 10th, 1980, President Carter called for Interagency consultation to avoid or mitigate adverse effects on rivers in the Nationwide Inventory. Read this Council on Environmental Quality Memorandum.

Last updated: December 21, 2017