Pollution Control

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Environmental Pollution
SCI/256
April 19, 2013

Environmental Pollution
Greater pressures on in fracture and natural resources have affected the environment in serious ways from growing population in the city. Increases in population causes in fracture to deteriorate, traffic congestion, lower air and water quality, and loss of open space. Population increase brings more vehicles that put greater emissions in the air and greater pollution problems that affect the land and water quality. These problems are directly related to increased health problems. To prevent greater pollution with the increase in population, higher measures of pollution control need to be implemented. Pollution Control Measures

Pollution control legislation for point measures would cost an estimated 0.3 million. The focus could be to strengthen already existing law. The emissions standards that establish annual amounts and kinds of pollutants emitted into the air and water by users of certain products have disadvantages. Included are; allowing emissions of less than the standards free of charge, firms are restricted in the methods of compliance, and it does not take into account the differences among the firms or difference differences in region (The Economics of Pollution Controls at the Local and Global Levels, 2006). The command and control regulation that requires the use of specific pollution control devices on certain sources of pollution or apply strict emission standards to specific emitters has disadvantages. For example, all emitters are treated the same, regardless of level of emissions, and provides no incentive for emitters to seek less expensive ways of reducing emissions or to reduce emissions more than the required amount. Fines implemented based on the amount of emissions over the required amount by varying the amounts of the fines over the required amount are a solution that could help fund the project. The more they are over the required amount, the greater the...
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