Clean Air Act formation and impact

Introduction Environment law can be defined as a cluster of laws that contain elements that have power over human activities on the earth and public health. It has diverse obligations and prospects that can be put into practice in addressing collective impacts and susceptible populations. For instance, Clean Air Act protects city residents from air […]

Environmental Racism

This paper is aimed at discussing various aspects of environmental racism. In particular, it is important to discuss the forms that this discrimination can take. Furthermore, one should focus on case studies that can illustrate such practices and their long-term impacts. One should keep in mind that environmental racism can adversely influence many people who […]

Environmental Health Law

The contemporary society pays considerable attention to development of safe and favorable environment for people. The Noise Control Act is one of many regulatory documents aimed at controlling environmental hazards. The act reveals standards of noise emissions in workplace, commercial production, residential noise, etc. (Noise Control Act, 1996). According to the Act, EPA was responsible […]

Product Liability Suit

The green movement is concerned with the conservation of the environment from the manufacturing industry emissions (Chittom, 2008). The movement has gained popularity and many corporations in the US are moving their manufacturing operations to offshore locations. These locations are situated outside the US and they involve full manufacturing or assembly characterized by low labor […]

Victorian Desalination Project

Initiating The Victorian State Government initiated Victorian Desalination Project in 2007 due to changes in climatic conditions and declining supply of fresh water in Melbourne and its surrounding. Objectives The Project objective is to supply 150 GL (gigalitre) of water per annum. It will also have the ability to increase supply based on demands up […]

Impaired waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads in the Spokane River Basin.

The federal Clean Water Act was an act passed for the main purpose of protecting water bodies from pollution (Younos 12). The act sets water quality standards to protect the fish, drinking water and swimming and agriculture use. The standards were set considering the various water pollutants such as metal, bacteria, harmful nutrients and mercury. […]

Corporate Responsibility to the Environment

Introduction Environmental protection activities in the past have mostly been relegated to the society or the community with respective governments taking up the role of ensuring that these communities or societies have managed the environment properly. In the recent past the government has shifted its focus to corporate organizations and business to participate in environmental […]

Environmental Regulation

Introduction The environment movement of the 1960’s led to major environmental changes to address issues of water, oil and air pollution. Before the movement started, conservation only targeted the wilderness and sustainable resources such as trees used to produce timber. Environmental disasters gradually increased with incidents such as the 1969 oil slick caught fire in […]

Energy and Environmental Policies

Laws are meant to regulate how people behave towards each other. The laws are developed by legislatures and thus they are called policies. There are policies which have been put in place to ensure that we don’t destroy our environment. This is because our livelihood on this planet depends on the environment because if we […]

Policies to Minimize Negative Externalities

Introduction Production and consumption of goods and services contributes in different ways to the economy resulting to either economic growth or recession. According to Channon (1999), externalities involve the production and consumption of some products and services that give rise to harmful or beneficial effects to the user. Hirschey (2008) believes that exposure of employees […]