Clean Air Pollution

When most people think about what is wrong with the environment, they can think of many things wrong with it. The amount of pollution that has either enter the air, land, or the ground. The amount of pollution within the air has been constantly been caused by humans doing a lot of activities that release a lot of carbon emissions. Activities such as deforestation of trees, the uses of automotive cars, and factories producing so much smog on a daily basis. With all of these activities, much of the air quality is poor and can cause many health problems for humans. As stated EPA, “Breathing polluted air can make your eyes and nose burn. It can irritate your throat and make breathing difficult” (EPA 4). The health problems concerning the air pollution,…show more content…
There was a Clean Air Act of 1963. The Clean Air Act of 1963 was an act that allowed funding for the study of air pollution and effective ways of cleaning it. As stated by the EPA, “Events like these alerted us to the dangers that air pollution poses to public health. Several federal and state laws were passed, including the original Clean Air Act of 1963, which established funding for the study and the cleanup of air pollution” (EPA 5). The reason why the Clean Air Act of 1963 was established because of an event that air pollution. As stated by EPA, “In October 1948, a thick cloud of air pollution formed above the industrial town of Donora, Pennsylvania. The cloud which lingered for five days, killed 20 people and caused sickness in 6,000 of the town’s 14,000 people” (EPA 5). This wasn’t the only event that caused the public and the EPA to be wary about the dangers of air pollution. An event that happen in London also caused the Clean Air Act of 1963 to be established. As stated by the EPA, “In 1952, over 3,000 people died in what became known as London’s “Killer Fog” (EPA…show more content…
Congress felt like the new Clean Air Act was going to work, but that wasn’t the case at all. Scientists have learned about new methods of air pollution that the Environmental Protection Agency, other federal agencies, and even Congress didn’t know about. As stated by the NREL, “In the years following the 1977 amendments, growing scientific evidence suggested that many air-pollution problems, such as acid rain and ground level ozone, were regional, rather than local, in scope. Unfortunately, the programs contained in the 1977 CAA were not well-suited to addressing regional air-pollution issues” (NREL 13). Congress realized that the Clean Air Act of 1977 only addressed many concerns that were state-wide or national, but not really regional. Congress realized this was a concern for the citizens of the United States of America and decided to revise the Clean Air Act once more to improve it for the final

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