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Module 6 Project

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Module 6 Project Government They don't enforce environmental laws as strictly as they do with other laws. The government has created laws such as Air Pollution Control Act, and the Clean Air Act but have taken to action or interest in enforcing the. House hold Air pollution is not only caused but outdoor air pollution,it is also caused by house hold utilities. Stoves, burning wood/coal/fuel are all contributors to air pollution. Rest of the World The plants and animals are directly threaten by air pollution because the air pollution would affect their habitat, food sources, and water sources due to the harmful chemicals produced by factories and vehicles. Businesses Most businesses are responsible for air pollution because they are not run properly. Businesses like manufactures, dry cleaners, construction, and vehicle related businesses. The businesses are harming themselves also because the pollution they create harms their employees as well. circular-flow diagram 1.) Take the issue you have chosen and explain how it affects your community. 1.)Ozone is an air pollution that is formed in the atmosphere when three atoms oxygen combine, and is a key component of smog. It is at its worst is when it is daytime during the summer because of the strong sunlight and hot weather. It is not directly admitted by the air but formed into sunlight. It causes damages to human health and vegetation and can cause shortness of breath, coughing, headaches, nausea, and throat and lung irritation. 2.) What do members of your family and community say about the issue? 2.) Some of my family members don’t care about the environment but others are very concerned because air pollution can affect their children’s health. 1. What are the necessary conditions for any possible solution to work?

In order to reduce the amount of air pollution we have to understand the differences between the different types of air pollution. Knowing the differences can help with the measures need to control the air pollution that escaped into the environment. People also need to be willing to work towards the goal is reducing pollutions because if no one contributed then the air pollution would just get worse because nobody is going to stop it. 2.Are there budget or labor concerns?

The government is all about reducing costs. Due to dramatic budget costs federal spending has reduced from 1.7% to 0.6% therefore the budget for cleaning the air has decreased. With these cuts the employees would not be as willing to help cleanse the air because they aren’t getting the payment they want to do the job. 3.Does the public need to be aware of and support the solution?

The public does need to be aware of the situations because if the people were not including they wouldn’t know what is going on so they wouldn’t even have the option to support the cause. 4.What challenges are there to implementing each solution?

Some possible changes are there is not enough support and money to carry out the solutions, and there not being enough time to fully carry it out. 5.How else might you judge possible solutions against each other?

Some solutions maybe more expensive than others, and others could be more effective than others as well. 6.What do your parents say about the issue?

They feel unsettled about the issue it their child’s health at risk. 7.Should possible externalities factor into the chosen solution?

Economic costs: loss of productivity of people and crops, acid rains, smog, ozone pollution, heath costs, social costs, can cause physiological impacts on people, and environmental costs since it does damage on the ecosystem through the atmosphere. 1. Give three possible solutions to the environmental issue you are investigating.

One solution is to clean up coal-fired power plants because they are one of the largest contributors to the atmospheric particulate matter and ozone. Another solution would be to enforce the law of the Clean Air Act. The last solution could be to strengthen ozone air standards voluntarily by issuing a new national air quality standard and limit smog. 2. Why would some people oppose the solutions you have chosen?

Some people could oppose cleaning up coal-fired power plants because workers would have to physically go in and clean risking their health to better the air.



3. What positive or negative externalities does this issue present at each sector of the economy? Refer to your circular-flow diagram.

Many air pollution issues such as climate change, acid rain and smog are directly related to our energy choices. Solutions to air quality issues range from calls for greater energy efficiency to increased reliance on renewable energy sources to more stringent pollution control regulations.


4. What incentives do individuals, businesses, and government have to act on each possible solution?

Must make decisions about production, consumption, and investments that also has the environment in mind because when individuals make decisions they omit what the consequences would bring to the environment. 5. What are the externalities, both positive and negative that could result from each possible solution?

Cleaning up coal-fired power plants:
Positive: reducing the amount of pollution that goes into the air,
Negative: workers risk their health

Enforcing the Clean Air Act:
Positive: air quality is dramatically improved
Negative: pushing the government to enforce it

Strengthen Ozone air standard quality:
Positive: better oxygen to breathe
Negative: agreeing on the standards "Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts : Wildlife Promise." Wildlife Promise Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. Nolen, Janice. 5 Steps to Clean Up Air Pollution. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Rodrique, Jean-Paull. Externalities of Air Pollution. New York: Hofstra University, 98-12. Web. 11 Dec. 2012 Dictionary, Merriam. Air Pollution. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. citations
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