Climate Change

Climate Change has affected our planet for a long period of time, and in recent decades a tremendous amount because of the mass usage of energy and pollution that is caused by mass production of goods. The EPA has some initiatives that they encourage countries to take in order to help prevent such drastic climate change in the planet. One step that the EPA took to help prevent this was the Clean Air Act (CAA) and it is-“The Clean Air Act (CAA) is the comprehensive federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Among other things, this law authorizes EPA to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health and public welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants.” EPA.

The CAA was implemented in 1970 it was altered to direct attention to other goals that they had. The first revision came in 1975 five years after its introduction to bring awareness to public health as some pollutants can affect peoples health drastically. The act was first amended in 1977 and later in 1990 to set new goals. The act had to be pushed aside form later dates because multiple states couldn’t meet deadlines of pollution reduction and other requirements, the 1990 version wanted to reduce major polluters output of hazardous material, physical material and air pollution. Major companies have some influences because they don’t want to reduce production so it takes time for them to really find a new source to produce their goods. That’s why sometimes these acts are stalled.

 

 

 

https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-air-act

https://www.epa.gov/regulatory-information-topic/regulatory-information-topic-cross-cutting-issues#climatechange

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2 thoughts on “Climate Change

  1. This climate change blog was great. I wasn’t aware of any of these information points before this read. A lot of good information and data. I also took a lot at your references articles and found some more interesting points in there. I think clean air is definitely very crucial when thinking about city health and environmental sustainability.

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  2. Thank you for giving me new insight on a few points on climate change that I was not aware about. I think that if one does not venture out to do their own research on what climate change is and its impacts then they are unaware of the many aspects of climate change, and what it really entails. I believe that there will be more and more revisions as more cities start to implement sustainable practices on clean air. This is a good thing because that means that the policies will not become outdated, and will be consistent with the environment at that moment in time.

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