Dame in Yosemite State Park In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a heated debate ensued over the building of a dam in the Hetchy Hetchy Valley in Yosemite State Park. The debate was between the naturalists of the area and the city engineers. I shall explore not only the debate prior to the building of the dam but also its affects on the population since its completion. Being a nature lover myself, I can easily sympathize with the people who wanted to preserve the natural beauty Yosemite, but in light of the facts, I feel that the dam was not only necessary but an overall benefit to the citizens of the surrounding area. It was after the earthquake of 1906 that the city of San Francisco thought it necessary to build a dam to meet the water and electricity needs of the people.
Fracking is the highly controversial battle between the success of the economy and the protection of the environment. Environmental activist claim that fracking will ruin our ecosystems and put people 's lives in danger; while fracking companies only care about benefits of greenbacks rather than environmental costs. With the government already investing a myriad of time and money on fracking, the government can help settle this battle. The government needs to regulate fracking to the extent of it becoming a safer process so the environment and its people are no longer in harm. The first regulation the government should implement is for government workers to inspect cement pipes prior to beginning the fracking process.
There are activist groups also demand for the need of a health study for the peo... ... middle of paper ... ...where there are natural faults in the ground, combined with the 3-D mapping technology my research should be able to successfully locate the safest areas around Tioga County to drill. Summary: Ever day more research is completed on the natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. For now we are still limited in the amount of knowledge we know about the long term effects because not enough time has gone by to show what will be the outcome. Thankfully there are people who care out there. This resource boom can go down in history because it is the first one, in which day by day, we are keeping tabs on it.
Water is often recycled to use in other fracturing procedures. Fracking companies are working to make fracking less hurtful to the environment and to the local community (Energy from Shal... ... middle of paper ... ...t decades but recently the government has been more involved trying to regulate fracturing processes so that they are safe to the environment and to the people. Although fracking is not very well accepted, many believe that fracking is the only way to extract natural gas and oil efficiently. While others believe that it is harmful to the drinking supply of water and to the environment as all other extractions of natural resources are. Today states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate are all working to help minimize the effects that hydraulic fracturing has within communities and the environment by enforcing stronger laws and regulations within fracturing wells and fracturing companies.
Wade Graham believes that water should be priced higher; that way people aren’t wasting water. Water is a limited resource that should never be wasted, and is probably California’s most valuable resource. Unfortunately, many people waste water; instead of conserve water especially when we live in the state of California where we are subject to having many droughts. Wade Graham tells his readers how farmers receive subsidies for water; yet, farmers don’t update their ways of how they water their crops. By farmers not using efficient ways to water their crops they are wasting tons of our natural resource water.
“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” -Albert Schweitzer. Currently in the United States environmental activists are trying to ban bottled water. Their reasons are very understandable. Water bottles spend years in land waste facilities after being used, and this is bad for the environment, but, people depend on the manufacturing of bottled water. Through statistics, and people’s opinions, this article will show you the importance of water bottles and how people around the world are so dependent on bottled water, although this does not affect you or me.
Nearby residents and several other organizations, including Mayor Ron Gonzales, are against this plan due to environmental hazards and safety precautions with schools and residents. It is possible the power plant can bring to San Jose several positive outcomes that will help develop the city into the center of the technology world. Although the power plant sounds like it would benefit San Jose by creating jobs and providing energy, the Metcalf Energy Center can cause severe consequences to the city in the future. The power plant is expected to bring more jobs to San Jose during the construction phase. “This project also promises to save customers in California up to $1.8 billion dollars by 2010” (Levey 1) .
He talks of the time that he was a park ranger and paints th... ... middle of paper ... ...t preservation. They all believe that nature and its resources are to be used for the benefit of man even if it disrupts nature at the same time. These anthropocentric beliefs are strictly against the views of Abbey and Brower they ensure that that message is received by the people. In the books Desert Solitaire and Encounters of the Archdruid the views of two Edward Abbey and David Brower are challenged by an ever so changing world. Whether is the industrial tourism taking place in the national parks or the damming of the Glen Canyon River, these men were part of an ever so changing world that needed a reassessment of the importance of natural preservation.
The three R rule reduce, reuse and recycle can go a long way in trying to stop global warming. The Earth has been ransacked by people for its natural resources. If mankind doesn’t act now and become environmentally conscious there will be devastating effects in the future. People need to realize that in order to succeeded as a species we need to care for our environmental sustainability. The concept of sustainability is that its based on the premise that people and their communities are made up of environmental, economic and social systems that are constantly working together to achieve balance in ecosystem.
Housing Developments and Water Shortages Imagine what it would be like if we lost our main source of clean water. The controversy today could be coming close to that. The debate is rising on housing developments and water shortages, specifically, stopping the building of housing developments and instead renovating the old ones to prevent water shortages. Water shortages make this issue very controversial, because water is essential to human life. One side of the argument discusses the possibility of local governments placing stricter limits on new building permits where water resources are scarce.