This definition appears very frequently
Communities likely to be affected by proposed engineering projects such as freeways, chemical plants and waste facilities are often disappointed to find that EISs are not the independent, objective assessment of environmental impacts that they expected. Increasingly such documents are being viewed by the local residents as sales documents for the project and the engineers who prepare them as mouthpieces for the proponents. Subconsultants working on EISs have also become concerned that their findings are edited and selectively reported in the final document. The Harbour Tunnel EIS, as in most cases, supported the project and argued that there would be no adverse environmental effects. However in this case the consultants were accused of breaching the Engineering Code of Ethics, by North Sydney Municipal Council and the Society for Social Responsibility in Engineering.