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Over the past decade, the United States has experienced considerable growth in oil and natural gas exploration, development, and production (E&P) activities. The US has comprehensive local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations relating to the use, development and responsibility associated with commercial activity, including domestic oil and gas production. The varied environmental implications of these E&P activities are a major area of focus for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not...
On December 2, 1970, President Nixon initiated the first-ever Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), due to the public’s growing concern of air and water pollution. Yet, almost 50 years past, minority communities are still in danger of environmental threats. Could this be because of our flawed regulations and policies in our environmental system? The notion of environmental injustice came from communities that were unusually hit with higher amounts of environmental threats than other types of communities. The communities affected may be...
Most humans don’t know this, but we are harming the beautiful planet we live on. Whether you realize it or not, we are harming ourselves and setting ourselves up for disaster. We have been doing our world wrong since the beginning of time; the industrial revolution boosted the greenhouse gasses emitted in our atmosphere. At that time, we never knew the harm we were doing; what was carbon dioxide at that time? What harm is it doing to our planet...