MGMT 211 Chapter 14

MGMT 211 Chapter 14 - CHAPTER 14 Theory of environmental...

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CHAPTER 14 Theory of environmental law It is here to stay EPA o Created by Executive order of President Nixon o 1970 o Independent agency o Congress reluctant to give EPA power Texas is not a big environmentally friendly state o Texas does the minimum environmental law Enforced by Environmental Protection Agency (federal) o Every state has equivalent to that within state o Minimal state standards established by fed gov o State can go above o If not doing minimum feds come in and enforce o Northwest and Northeast are known to go above and beyond o Maine is extremely environmentally friendly Clean Air Act o 1970’s EPA is created o Has been amended several times o Primary level of concern is for humans o Secondary level of concern is for everything else One Amendment was Acid rain during George HW Bush Vegetation Buildings
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Climate Visibility o Sets standard for known air pollutants Lead Carbon monoxide Ozone Nitrogen oxide Sulfuric oxide o State has to implement these standards o The state has to abide by NAAQS (National Ambient Air Quality Standards); create a state implantation plan, SIP o Divided into regions air quality control regions o Attainment areas: have met qualifications, clean air areas o Non-Attainment areas: Not in compliance with qualifications o State has to work toward Air Quality Control Regions into attainment areas by going to existing plants and making them clean o In non-attainment areas normally all you have to install is reasonably available technology; might make you put in best available technology o If put out toxic air pollutants, you have to install Maximum Achivable Control Technology (MACT) o #1 source of air pollution is automobile Major changes in automobiles since 1970 Better gas milages No leaded gas o 2 nd major source is power plants There is nothing to control indoor pollution It is many times more polluted outside than inside
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MSC is being closed for Enviromental reasons If EPA decides to move to indoor pollution the cost would be astronomical
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course MGMT 211 taught by Professor Swim during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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