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“The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.”
— Eddie Bernice Johnson
Air is a part of all of our lives. Without clean air, nothing we know of can
exist. The debate over clean air, it’s regulations, their teammates and
opposition, and the economic factors coming into play into this ever-more
recognizable problem is a widespread and ever more controversial one. Like a
long countdown to eventual disaster, the pollution effecting our world has no
doubt made increasingly more impact on our daily lives, and has increased the
intensity on Washington and other countries to solve the problem. The Clean Air
act is a step in the right direction, but with every answer there comes two
questions and likewise more and more people taking sides. There have been long
debates not over the effectiveness of such regulations, but the lack of
opportunity such regulations and deregulations provide for other companies.
Global warming has increased the tension over the economics of cleaner air, but
with little the government can do to limit the use of cars, the production of
necessary coal-fired power plants and other such human resources, the topic just
turns into another fog for debate and argument over stricter regulations and the
impeached right these sources have to operate. The continual power struggle of
such economic and social issues and the debate over the effectiveness of
stricter, present or more lenient regulations has tu…
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…and continual pollution being pumped into our ecosystem, who knows how long it
will be before the whole world is contaminated to the point where we can no
longer live in it. The bureaucrats in Washington don’t have all the answers,
neither do the unions, or the big corporations. The idea and impact of
pollution is like a time-bomb waiting to explode, and the end draws nearer and
nearer. We cannot look back on our world after we have destroyed it and comment
on things we should have done differently.