The Importance Of The Clean Air Act

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In the 1960’s the United States started firing up nuclear plants. On June 12, 1960, the Fermi Nuclear Reactor stopped and then restarted. Concerns about safety, and pressure from the unions and the public, the courts completely prohibited further construction on the site; however, the US Supreme Court allows it to restart. A near catastrophic event at the reactor in 1966 proved to show the reason for much concern about nuclear materials. In 1963 Senate Subcommittee created the Clean Air Act to study, and funds for cleanup efforts for all local, state and federal levels. They titled it “The Clean Act: A commitment to Public Health.” The 20th anniversary of the bill was in 1970. It was considered to be the most comprehensive air pollution control …show more content…
There has to be a mindset to create a better environment, not only for us living today but for future generations to come. Society must take a stand to be able to survive and to leave a living planet. Some people may argue that we should live for today, and not be concerned with the future. Some people will comment that the young people can develop new technology and ways to harvest food. Certainly, the next generation will produce new inventions, and means to survive, but it is up to leave Mother Nature the way it was left to us. Unfortunately, there are some who think that the next generation isn’t even here, so why should we bother to save water or fossil fuels for them. Most may care about the immediate family, but society has to take a wider …show more content…
Of course, we do, according to classical humanistic utilitarianism, which has an impact on our ethical thinking, and all people should take the responsibility to leave the environment how we received it. It mentions that all people should include everyone. Not only for now but for future generations. Sustainability is a big concern in this theory. Some will argue that this theory will not support future generations if overcrowding occurs.
Is there a superior theory? Another possible is to manage the population. Some people believe that the world would be happier, and could sustain itself with fewer people. This theory is called averaging utilitarianism. There are many questions around this theory. Like who would control the population, how would the controls be implemented, and no one would want to be told to not to have a family, or even reduce the size of future births. Averaging utilitarianism does not sound plausible to me. There are way too many unanswered questions for now and future

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