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E162USPOLICY - USEnvironmentalPolicy 15:40 Justifications

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US Environmental Policy 15:40 Justifications Four reasons why the government should get involved in environmental policy: Scientific Resources Protect Ecosystems (air water) Public Health Economic  (grounds for being involved) Demand and supply (the environment has so much to do with the economy) Problem with the supply and demand is that people are only thinking about now not the  future  temporal-future demanders Property only so much Open access/public goods/ common pool resources Externalities Positive and negative  Effects or impacts borne by individuals not party to the transaction  Resolution by government Sustainability  Maintaining enough supply to meet the demand Moral/Ethical Protect against self-interest 
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Equity—the market place does not always ensure it, Ex trading program in Cali, air pollution in southern Cali People that can afford are selling the air pollution permits, and people that cant by the  permits  then not ensuring equitable access to air quality, because if all the people with  permits are in one area so don’t have the clean air as everyone else Democratic Goes back to demand and supply, People vote for more perks they can get it  Vote and can have it We can control it through our democratic voting LOOK AT CHART IN READING KNOW FOR EXAM (preservation) US Environmental Policy: Foci and Problem Dimensions Pollution Point- discreet thing that is putting pollution into the atmosphere Non-point pollution- no discreet thing that is polluting, Run-off things that all eventually 
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