The treaty would be a legally binding contract that requires each signing nation to allocate no less than 2 percent of their nation’s GDP to develop programs for the investigation, discovery, and elimination of changes to the climate. Each nation could develop substantial programs with their 2 percent allocations. Such an allocation for the US should hopefully force legislators to develop programs to reduce climate change. If I were able to move beyond this action, I would pass a law making it illegal to pollute the
From the failure of the Articles, should the new government, the Constitution, be approved? In 1788, the Constitution was created as the Articles of Confederation wasn’t successful and strong enough for their new government. During that time, a debate went throughout America about the Constitution whether to ratify it or not. Yes, the Constitution should be ratified because a Bill of Rights was promised, no one overpowered (in the government; checks and balances), and it is fair to both citizens and officials. Starting off, a bill of rights was promised which would ensure many things for the citizens.
The Supreme Court priorities from the time period of 1790 to 1865 were establishing the Judiciary Act of 1789, which was instrumental in founding the Federal Court System. The framers believed that establishing a National Judiciary was an urgent and important task. After the installation of Chief Justice John Marshall who “used his dominance to strengthen the court 's position and advance the policies he favored” (Baum 20). However, in the decision of the landmark case of Marbury v. Madison in 1803 was an example of the power he exuded “in which the Court struck down a Federal statute for the first time” (Baum 20). This created some internal conflict between Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson, however Marshall was able to diffuse this with
The only thing that is foolish is the fact that the state did not opt in. The states which have participated in the Medicaid expansion have reported seeing a drastic declined in uninsured rates and the uncompensated cost that hospitals incur do to treating patients that are uninsured. As Texas Medicaid stands now, no person without a child qualifies, college students are disqualified, and a person with a child who earns over 19 percent of the poverty level are not qualified for assistance. This is a disgrace. The blame lies on the former Governor and Texas Legislature for this awful decision.
This would cause world tension with their alliances. Not a good combination, but luckily these plans were not followed through by the president. If the world tension became even more serious and the US would have gone into debt, the economy would basically have another Great Depression except depression isn’t really great. This means that since your alliances have now become your enemies and do not support you, you will not receive any imports or any goods and you are already in debt. This may cause people in the states to receive lower income, creating total havoc.
The disaster of hurricane Katrina identified so many flaws in FEMA. Some of these flaws were due to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 deviated a lot of money from FEMA and weakened its ability to respond adequately to the disaster of Katrina. As you stated this bought on many changes to FEMA, which were now being addressed under the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA).
Exxon had already lost a lot of reputation. Also, there was no way to mitigate the risks caused by the environment. Hence, I am of the opinion that this is not the best place for EM to build an image as a responsible environmental citizen.
The degradation of the environment in the Niger Delta, is a direct result of oil companies that have failed to take social responsibility into consideration in their various operations. The numerous environmental consequences of oil exploration have become huge obstacles that face development in the Niger Delta. One of these obstacles are oil spills, which mainly occur
In regards to the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, the main objective of the act was to limit the ability of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement purposes, but little to no success they were used as a security detail according to White House Reports on Hurricane Katrina, sociological journals, and books ranging from Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System (Kraska, 2001) to Acts of God (Steinberg, 2006), (Farmer, 2011). Especially after Hurricane Katrina; it was a prime example of how and why a states needed to be restored with law and order after a disaster hit raising concerns on the President’s legal authority to send active duty military personnel into a disaster area with permissible functions to protect
Hurricane Katrina shift the position of the Department of Homeland Security from making natural disasters an equally as important as terrorism. This even showed that disaster planning requires a great deal of collaboration. The Department of Homeland Security who swallowed up FEMA where not quick to react to Hurricane Katrina because all their focus was spend on planning for a prevent terrorist attacks. The failure of the disaster response system resulted in over 1,200 lives lost in Louisiana and Mississippi. FEMA failed to work closely with its State and local counterparts and communications between these partners and the public were strained at best.
OPSEC was originally developed during the Vietnam War under the command of Admiral Ulyssess Sharp. The “Purple Dragon” team mission was to determine how the enemy was could gather information on military operations. The data the team got, lead them to the conclusion that the United States military needed to alter tactics and procedures of handling classified information and military in order to reduce an enemy 's ability to make predictions based on the knowledge gained. After the war OPSEC was formally established as a national program when President Ronald Regan signed the National Security Decision Directive Number 298 in 1988. The program was created and implemented as a result of the Purple Dragon team’s notable efforts in the Vietnam War.
The first amendment was in 1977 when the Clean Water Act was passed. The Clean Water Act required industries to have permits for pouring pollutants in the water. The second amendment was in 1981 when Congress passed the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Construction Grants Amendments. The Grant amended the Federal Water Pollution Control Act by requiring treatment works grants be made only for secondary treatment or any cost effective alternative, allow for new interceptors and appurtenances, and infiltration-inflow correction. The third amendment was passed in 1987 during the Water Quality Act.
One law that should be mentioned is the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Another big issue that is believed to have brought out the failures of emergency response would be that the government did not use the resources available for emergency response. In addition to this government actually took over the response, which limited their rescue efforts. This too eliminated much needed help for the disaster and hazard response needed from hurricane Katrina. The government was walking into situation that in essence, they had no knowledge or expertise about.