You are senior project manager for Superior Paper, Inc., a paper processing company with plants
in several states. Recently, you have been given responsibility for overseeing the construction of
a new plant in High Top, Tennessee, on the edge of the Talladega National Forest. You must also
secure a lease from the U.S. Department of the Interior to harvest timber on federal land.
Although many residents welcome the new jobs your company will create, others have moved
into the area for its natural beauty and are mounting a campaign to keep out new development.
A. What environmental laws will apply to the new plant construction?
B. What environmental law will have to be followed as you seek to get the national forest lease?
C. What steps should you take to maintain good community relations?