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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Different Policies and Laws-(Public Policy) Clean Air Act (CAA)- protects the nations air resources topromote health and wellness of humans and all surrounding life.Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA)- ensuring health in human and environment by creating regulation on generation, transportation, storage, handling, and disposal of harmful wastes.Clean Water Act (CWA)- protects water by controlling toxic pollutants.Cap and Trade- put limits on and controls amount of pollutants that companies can emit. Recycling- a government controlled system that creates a safe and efficient method of reusing old plastic, cardboard, glass, steel, and aluminum. Water Rights- certain states have different methods of how they treat their water, and different laws for how it can be used and maintained.Bottle Laws- a method of recycling in which bottles have a 5-10 cent refund value that can be redeemed when empty bottles are brought back to the store for recycling. Science Air pollution is a threat to 186 million Americans Legislation and Policies Economics *more products at a higher quality due to the increase in clean resources*the government spends $200-500 million dollars a year on the environment,but spends $600 billion dollars on health care.If we spent a little more money focusing on bettering our environment, we could see a major decrease in our amount of health care expenses *by creating stricter laws on our emissions and wastes, we're protecting both our atmosphere, water, and life on Earth. *putting these policies up will protect our non-renewable resources, ones that we can never get back once they're gone ~ Example: coal, oil, gas, uranium, tar sands, oil shale, etc...* We're protecting our marine life by keeping our waters clean. This also keeps humans and other animals healthy. The EPA estimates that 75% of solid waste is recyclable, while only 30% is actually recycled by Peyton Thompson
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