There definitely needs to be more done to continue to target air pollution caused by changes within society. Not everyone agrees with the decisions that EPA makes to diminish air pollutants because they believe that the costs outweigh the benefits produced. But they need to understand that EPA makes decisions not to make their life more difficult and to hurt the economy, but because it is their duty to protect the health, welfare, and the environment of the public. With this in mind regulations set by EPA have definitely been the most cost effective.
By doing so, Wilson and Kelling believed the appearance of the communities would greatly improve, decreasing the citizen’s fear of crime. Citizens would begin to take pride in their community and feel comfortable enough to just walk the streets. (2011, 106) Wilson and Kelling (2010) believed that the failure to address disorder in a timely manner fostered a belief among community residents that all mechanisms of formal and informal control had failed. This breakdown in community order is proven to be a negative influence on the relationship between the police force and the citizens it is sworn to protect. A community with minimal disorder results in community pride an... ... middle of paper ... ...ke a difference.
The public just wanted something that would protect the city from major flooding, and as for minor flooding it would be tolerable as long as the houses or foundations were not damaged. Congress suggested something to withstand the stronger storms, but Congress thought “determining the level of protection needed versus what Congress and the public are willing to pay for isn't often easy” . The engineers were leaning towards building the levees to be able to support the majority of hurricane forces which has been Category 3. They actually planned “that we had Category Three [hu... ... middle of paper ... ...o something that could be safe and withstand the wanted forces of future hurricanes. The delays also served as a problem in the decision because it added to the overall cost and set back the construction of the levees.
There are chemicals that are known as carcinogens and toxins which is the main reason why not just environmentalist, but people are against fracking. Harmful chemicals are off putting to the public, and fracking uses many of them, "... carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, boric acids..." (Joe Hoffman). If fracking companies are ordered to find safer, and environmentally friendly alternatives, the public would be much more willing to support the continuation of fracking. With safer chemicals used in fracking, companies will receive more support from landowners, businesses, and citizens in general. Our environment is greatly affected by the fracking fluid used the penetrate the shale rock formations, " ... recently reported that the amount of chemically tainted soil from drilling waste increased nearly 5,100 percent over the past decade" (Steve Tilton).
There are many political and public health issues in which environmental racism is a contributing factor. To achieve social and environmental justice, it is vital to look beyond simple government policies. Individuals must see the ethical inequality of environmental racism and its injustices. Communities of afflicted people are both the subject and object of ethical concern and their futures seems to be tied to the whims of governing bodies that make choices not in “their” favor (ethically, financially, and environmentally). Environmental racism is a key contributing factor to many human and non-human health issues nationwide, and worldwide.
However they will not be there watching in order to prevent a death and a loss of a family member. It would seem relatable as to the world of Big Brother because Long Beach police will use the cameras in order to see who is showing disloyalty to the law. McDonnell said, “‘It is designed to make us more efficient in combating crime and to promote greater community and officer safety’” (Winton 9). This quote sounds like there are just thinking about themselves and not the citizens, they want to assure officer safety, but want a better community not a safer one for citizens. Nevertheless, many other people might not perceive these relevances identical to
None of these arguments actually being true. Bottle bills are a great way to promote recycling and it gives individuals some incentive to help decrease our air pollution and help the environment. As a nation our pollution levels and green house gas emissions have become so drastic that more government intervention in the federal mandate of recycling needs to occur. Landfills are only going to keep filling up, and the government should take control and not rely on voluntary recycling. Mandating recycling may seem to violate your personal liberty in a sense, however, by doing so it is for the betterment of society and environment.
It is a proven fact that human beings are responsible for the poor state of the planet. Therefore, while we consider the environment, it is essential to develop strategies to make our cities environmentally sustainable. Reflection on environmental issues that I learned in this course so far Deforestation is an environmental issue that has been widely discussed and it has plagued my community and country in general. However, while humans suffer the consequences of deforestation, animals and plants species suffers even more. The earlier humanity takes heed of empirically proven data of what deforestation is doing to the environment, the better it will be for us and the habitat.
Under such assets, the government should be compelled to enforce and regulate such actions to improve our environment. Actions speak louder than words, and therefore many communities should do something to help the environment because it shows righteousness. Though the government does whatever is can to help the environment, they should act more of a police-like figure to sustain order. Passing a law is not enough to get people to be more active in trying to preserve the environment; it is like a teacher telling a student to do their homework, but in the end it does not work. The government should be enforcing acts because the environment and its resources are not going to live on forever: “The truth of consummation is that humans will always consume natural resources” (Winters).
This racial disparity can be seen as both a public health and environmental justice issue, as the environment disproportionately affects people in minority communities. The greater the concentration of Hispanics, Asians, African Americans or poor residents in an area, the more likely that there are potentially dangerous compounds in the air they breathe (Katz,