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  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (1970)

    marked the commencement of the modern environmental movement (Jaffe et al. 1995, 132). Since that time, the United States federal government has initiated a number of command and control environmental policies to regulate activities. There is disagreement about rather these government controls are morally correct, though, such as with the recent Stream Protection Rule. Scholars like Robert Nozick would believe that environmental regulations impede on individuals’ rights, while John Rawls would claim that environmental regulations are vital in order to maximize the benefits for all of society. I will argue that you can alleviate these two opposing arguments by creating a market-based policy solution…

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  • Clean Air Act Pros And Cons

    The Clean Air Act (CAA) is an environmental law made by the U.S. government. This federal law aims at regulating air emissions from stationary sources such as industries and mobile sources such as vehicles. It was established to authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) that protects the public health through regulation of emissions that have a hazardous effect on air (Sueyoshi & Goto, 2010). The CAA was established in 1963…

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  • Silent Spring: The Environmentalism Movement In The United States

    EVENTS Environmentalism began as a movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s after early awareness of threats to the environment, the publishing of the book Silent Spring, the first Earth Day, and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, humanity's relationship and dependence on the earth for survival has existed since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations, such as Rome, Babylon, and Greece, dealt with the problem of air pollution. “Excessive…

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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…

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  • Love Canal

    University at Buffalo: The State University of New York, 1998) The advocacy of its community residents, work of the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the health outcomes of the exposed population make it a model example of how epidemiology can help us understand the health implications of such tragedies. Background: What happened at the Love Canal? The Love Canal is located in the La Salle area of Niagara Falls in New York State.(University…

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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 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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  • 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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  • Direct CO2 Emission Sustainability Report

    “By the year 2018, Volkswagen intends to reduce the environmental impact of every vehicle and component it produces by 25% compared to 2010 levels. The company measures the achievement of its target on the basis of five key indicators: energy, water, waste, CO2 and emission of solvent” (Volkswagen Well Built: Production. Retrieved from http://en.volkswagen.com/en/company/responsibility/environmental-responsibility/production.html) Environmental indicator CO2 Emission From the bar charts (see…

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  • Air Pollution Transport Essay

    Guinn_ENVM620_M6_GradedAssign 1. Air pollution transport is the migration of air pollution away from the source and negatively impacting surrounding areas. Often with the air pollution comes environmental degradation and a disproportionate burden of morbidity in populations who did not participate in the production of the pollution. The regional and global air currents are responsible for this phenomenon. Depending on where the pollution is generated, it will be regulated differently, with…

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