The Pros And Cons Of The Environmental Protection Agency

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The protection of environment is crucial to the wellbeing of this planet. The job of government is to protect and preserve the land on which its people live. However, there is a bill being considered that completely goes against this, one that calls for the eradication of the Environmental Protection Agency, a government program created to protect human and environmental wellbeing through their regulation of laws. I urge you to oppose bill H.R. 861 - the termination of the Environmental Protection Agency - because of the ways that the EPA protects air, water, and land. First, this bill should be opposed because of the ways that the EPA protects air. The EPA has supported and authorized many bills that help preserve the cleanliness of our air. The Environmental Protection Agency website says that their Clean Air Act “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”. Since 1970, this law has allowed the EPA to make sure our air is clean to breathe and advocate for the prevention of air pollution that could be harmful to humans and the environment. However, if the EPA is eradicated, there will be nobody to enforce this Clean Air Act, and therefore no regulation of air pollution, which will be disastrous for not only the environment, but the entire world, which is connected by air currents (so basically everyone on earth breathes the same air). The EPA

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