United States Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Ethical Issues In Biotechnology

    Biotechnology is studied through technologies and products so in today’s society our health, life, and our planet can and will be improved through science and technology. In biotechnology over the years has created legal issues in clinical research. In order to better understand biotechnology let’s start from the very beginning where the three main agencies oversee biotechnology and that’s the USDA, EPA, and FDA. These agencies allow biotechnology legally and safety be made but must be followed with regulations but it seems with so many regulations it’s affecting the biotechnology industry. Also, another role that must be followed is intellectual property rights which can have play an impact on the biotechnology industry resulting in ethical…

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  • Acid Rain Effect

    According to the EPA, in Acid Rain Program: 2005 Progress Report, the maximum amount was set at 8.9 million, which is half the amount normally emitted by power plants. Electric utility plants were also limited to the amount of nitrogen oxides emitted. The Federal Government believed these limitations would reduce nitrogen oxides by two-million tons by the year 2000. The reduction was implemented in two phases. Phase I began in 1995 and four hundred and forty five units were involved by the end…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Air Pollution

    emissions, and 40% of mercury emissions released into the air (Human Health and Environmental Effects of Emissions from Power Generation). So, who is responsible? The air is not privately owned, thus no one is likely to take on the sole responsibility of maintaining its purity (tragedy of the commons). Therefore, reduction of air pollution falls on the government’s shoulders (Air Pollution). The United States Environmental Protection Agency, an agency of the U.S. federal government, has taken on…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act is a federal law that was implemented in 1970. It regulates air emissions mobile to immobile sources. Congress noticed that air pollutants were becoming a growing health concern among the growing public. Hazardous air pollutants pose health risks as well as environmental threats. The new law presents an operating permits program sculpted after a similar program under the Federal National Pollution Elimination Discharge System (NPDES) law. The purpose is to ensure compliance with…

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  • Clean Water Act Pros And Cons

    put in the CWA, the “waters of the United States, is the key point to the CWR that many states and the people behind them oppose. This opposition created the need for a court petition that stayed the rule change, halting any…

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  • Case Study: Reserve Mining V. EPA

    Environmental protection agency (EPA) respond heavily to public health issue and to environmental issues. Like many agency decisions, the EPA's decision centered on cost-benefit analysis, attempting to determine the appropriate economic burden necessary to achieve an adequate level of safety, and whether this burden was reasonable (Wecker, 1994). Reserve Mining v. EPA and Corrosion Proof Fittings v. EPA cases focused mainly on regulating a use of asbestos. This essay will summarize the trail…

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  • Harmful Effects Of Pesticides On The Environment

    contaminating the water supply. “The concern about the environmental effects of the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used by conventional large agricultural operation, and particularly about the possibility of negative health effects associated with ingestion of the food produced using such chemicals.” (Culler 2). For example, humans can ingest pesticides directly through contaminated drinking water and through eating fish that becomes contaminated. Women who are pregnant or trying to…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Pesticides

    According to the EPA of United States Environmental Protection Agency, a pesticide is “any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. Pests can be insects, mice and other animals, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, or microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. Though pesticides are often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides. In fact the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to…

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  • Summary Of The Green Collar Economy

    Van Jones mentions that she is the figure that created and launched the regulation wave. Carson published Silent Spring during this time, which influenced the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972. Her novel was able to create public awareness about the interconnectedness of human industry and the national environment. In 1970, President Nixon forms the Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA. Our legislative branch was also able to pass many acts, such as The Clean Air Act in 1963,…

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  • Effects Of Smog

    Introduction Today smog is a visible type of air pollution that appears in a thick, foggy haze in the air. There are many sources where smog come from for example, industrial fumes, vehicle emissions, and even comes from paints and hairsprays. In many cities smog is the culprit from vehicle emissions. Smog can be composed of many other chemical compounds thus coming from many different sources. In this paper there will be a discussion of the harmful impacts of smog and what the United States…

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