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environmental impact statements

Seattle City Council

The City of Seattle is asking the public to weigh in on the potential environmental impacts of making it easier to build accessory dwelling units.

Elaine Thompson / AP Photo / file

Environmental impact statements are often in the news. They’re lengthy public documents that government agencies have to issue before taking actions that might cause harm to ecosystems or public health.  Most often, they’re required before permitting of major infrastructure, such as sports stadiums or export terminals.