Although this idea would save enough money to keep Flint, Michigan from falling, the area in which they chose to get their supply from was “...notorious...for its filth.” ( Ganim & Tran 2). Many locals who live near the Flint River, are aware of how contaminated and unhygienic the water is. When citizens were told that the switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River would take place, they believed it was a joke. After the plan was put into action, locals began to immediately see a drastic change and were worried.
Our topic, the influence of the Kinzua Dam on the Seneca Nation, was chosen after weeks of deliberation. To begin finding a topic, we researched and bounced ideas off of each other to see what to consider more seriously later on. Our previous topics have been near the early 1900s, and we looked more closely at topics near there. However, despite a lack of specifics, the Native Americans began to interest us. In September, the Erie Times-News published an article for the 50 year anniversary of Kinzua Dam, including details of the Seneca Nation’s removal. This sparked our interest and seemed to fit the theme very well, so we soon settled on the Seneca Nation and Kinzua Dam.
By describing in detail how the canyon looked before after the dam was built, the audience can fully grasp the dramatic effect the damn had on not only the natural wildlife and landscape of the area but also how it affects the lives of the people who lived there. All the details that the author puts into describing how the land looked before the damn came, makes the argument seem much more credible since it rhetorically asks the audience why the people of Colorado would want to demolish such a naturally beautiful place? It makes the reader think if the pollution and destruction of the natural ecosystem is much too high a cost for to allow people to see the
The people who were for the dam being built were known as preservationist. An example of a preservationist was John Muir; he thought building the dam was being more useful to the nation compared to not disturbing it. But then there were people who argued against the debate like Gifford Pinchot. Pinchot was known as a conversevasionlist, and they were the people who cared more about nature and wanting
The progressive era in the United States helped to spawn one of the first great conservative movements in the country. The conservative movement occurred as a result of the troubling theory that the fast paced urban development and industrial growth of the nation would lead to the extinction of wilderness areas in the United States. One of the most significant events during the era was that of the debate over the construction of the O 'Shaughnessy Dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley located in California’s Yosemite National Park. After an earthquake crippled the city of San Francisco in the early 1900’s, the residents of the city recognized that they would require better-equipped ways to make certain that they had a steady supply of electricity and
Recently, environmental controversies are major issues. Since the environmental movement in the 1960’s, the mass media has brought this matter forth (Mass). In many countries, efforts of the media help the citizens become well aware of what is wrong and what actions can be performed. As a policy to inform the people, this leads to the communication via internet (Ahmad). Within the United States, about 5,500 animals are killed, and those alive have improper habitats (World).
The effect on the First Nations depending on the land surrounding Muskrat Falls must also be considered. However, the intensity and duration of this inconvenience on a small number of people is largely outweighed by the number of people the project would affect positively. The hundreds of thousands of citizens receiving clean energy and jobs from the dam dwarf the several hundred inconvenienced by the construction. The ethical principle of formalism would
Even after all of these years, the different practices Native Americans do have benefited the land around them. However, with the completion of construction of the rest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, toxic spills have, and could possibly cause future soil contamination. This history is the kind of history that brings Americans, and America itself, to the most recent and most talked about dilemma: environmental decay. These toxic problems do not only effect Native Americans, but all Americans, yet there is not a constant high of disapproval within our
Over the past years Native Americans had cared for their own sacred lands, the story and religion that their primogenitors had taught them. The Native Americans had still carried the strong belief, that their land shall stay the same as if it should've been until new people had come in from elsewhere to change the land to something we all see outside till this day. However, there is a new project “The Dakota Access Pipeline” that had crossed the line of Native American trust between the new people that had changed everything the Natives had had since their ancestors were still living. No matter what effect the pipeline puts on most people there are some positive causes that can change a person such as protesters to think positive towards the pipeline being built on Indian reservation land. Even if the pipeline can cause many people to have a thought that the pipeline should not be built, only if they can hear from both sides, they can have a second thought and allow the pipeline to be built.
The documentary “Generation Like” opens American’s eyes to today’s youth’s problems concerning the internet. Technology has changed tremendously over the past fifteen years and today’s youth has changed with it. The morals and expectations of teens today has become different. Social media has transformed communication between people and made it easier for advertisers to reach a broad audience. As technology and ways to communicate change and improve our youth will be guinea pigs and test the waters.
These issues can still improve through cooperation and understanding, however, and reaching a satisfactory decision about the Dakota Access Pipeline provides a perfect gateway to uplifting improvement of the reservations’ lifestyle. If the government agrees to give a little, a great opportunity arises for them to get a little as well. In the last decades, lack of funding has led to blatantly subpar education for the majority of Native American students, even when the government made an attempt to intervene due to an understandable inherent distrust of Government interference. Through a monumental compromise via the Dakota Access Pipeline, the government could prove its decency, transparency, and trustworthiness, which would advance the relationship of Native Americans and the United States Government brilliantly. The newfound trust could easily apply to areas such as financial welfare, educational support, and government-run health clinics.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a underground oil pipeline. Part of the pipeline is on Native American territory. To get access to the pipeline, burial grounds of the Natives Americans would have to be annihilated, going against the tradition of Native American culture. In the article,”
Laudal (2012) pointed out that as an economic strategy to internalize positive externalities, Canadian government, and environment-concerned royalties, could contribute to providing subsidies and technical support to private sectors in underground water exploitation. Fresh water shortage is actually beyond an issue of natural resource preservation, and it could lead to social and political instabilities when Canada will fight for limited fresh water and import it for domestic sustenance. Water is the source of life, and the material basis of the human beings’ survival and the social and economic development. Reliable, sustainable fresh water supply concerns the livelihood of every Canadian. Though seemingly alarmist, the issue of underground water tapping raises our concern for water preservation, in case that fresh water supply would one day ambush us, totally
On February 26, 1972 the Buffalo creek community was destroyed by a terrible flood. The flood caused many tears, pain and death. In the blink of an eye, people’s lives completely changed; lives were lost, houses were gone and families were destroyed.
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