Decision making and self-governance parts 1-3

Decision making and self-governance parts 1-3 - Devon...

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Devon Siegel – das257 Assignment 4, Parts 1-3 Part 1: Stakeholders President Barack Obama – As the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, Barack Obama is at the forefront of environmental policy that directly affects not only the United States but also the rest of the world. Obama proposed a cap and trade auction system to restrict carbon emissions and a ten year program of investments in new energy sources to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil. Obama proposed that all pollution credits must be auctioned, with no grandfathering of credits for oil and gas companies, and the spending of the revenue obtained on energy development and economic transition costs. Former Vice President Al Gore – Gore has been a long-time advocate of making changes to turn climate change around. He believes in global warming but he also believes that people have the power and the technology to reverse the damage that we’ve caused. Al Gore is a leader in climate change and has become a face of the movement. He was one of the first politicians to grasp the significance of climate change. Al Gore won an international peace prize in 2007 and an academy award for his film “An Inconvenient Truth in 2005.” He is a member of the Apple board of directors and has been involved high up at Google as well. CEOs and Chairmen of Major Automotive Companies Automotive emissions are a major source of greenhouse gases. Any decisions made by the government regarding emissions directly affect automotive companies, generally making it harder for them to make affordable cars that meet new emissions standards. Automotive companies and their CEOs are more concerned with making cheap cars that sell well than making environmentally friendly cars that won’t lead to the demise of the ozone layer. Consequently, they generally, if not always, oppose new emissions restrictions. – These companies are the ones that produce our power and are therefore the companies that can very easily contribute to global warming. Any government decisions made regarding global warming will directly affect their ability to produce and provide power. These companies have a huge stake in global warming because they can either directly contribute to it or be leaders in combating it by providing environmentally friendly energy sources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The EPA is a sector of the US Government that is directly responsible for protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment. It arose in 1970 after being established by Richard Nixon. It has 18,000 employees that are split into multiple regions and it deal with all forms of pollution. In the United States, the EPA has quite possibly the largest job in tackling global climate change. American Citizens
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