Glenn Ellis acknowledges the ulterior motives of government officials addressed by J. Bernstein and Martelle but contributes those ulterior motives as factors of environmental racism. In an article by Glenn Ellis entitled “Environmental Racism Persists Beyond Flint Water Crisis” Ellis maintains that the Flint Water Crisis is a paradigm of environmental racism. He defines environmental racism as the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color, which is supported by the final report of the Flint Water Task Force, a task force appointed to investigate the Flint Water Crisis, who in its final report claimed that the majority-black city of Flint “did not enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards as that provided to other communities.” (U.S. Cong. Michigan Government). Furthermore, Ellis he states that “environmental racism is caused by several factors such as intentional neglect… and a lack of institutional power and low land values of people of color.” The individuals most affected by the Flint Water Crisis were poor African Americans who had “a lack of institutional power” due to the law that Martelle claims that “undermined democracy” or took away decision-making power from elected officials/representatives once an emergency manager was appointed.
Water pollution develops when water is defiled by different factors. Industrial and agricultural wastes are the most common factors. These factors cause imbalance in the water leading to death of some species. Water pollution in China is such an issue, to the point that the World Bank cautioned of “catastrophic consequences for the future generation. "(Facts and Details).
The Georgia state laws made it so that Cherokees could not defend their land claims, and report the white men trespassing their land. It stated that the Cherokees had no right to sue or testify whites in court. This law, passed in 1828, took away many of the Cherokee’s rights. Due to the crazy, lawless gold frenzy, Chief John Ross, asked President Jackson to at least cover the money of the gold digger’s intrusions. The Cherokee focus on the discovery of gold, however, seemed to only enhance the Georgia legislature to argue that the Cherokee tribe was depriving the state unfairly, of their wealth.
One of the most important causes of Nile contamination is discharging of industrial facilities (Mohamed et al., 1998). Factory waste contains heavy metals such as, Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), which cause toxicity. In this essay, the discussion will point to Nile contamination as a controversial issue and highlight some health problems which occur as consequences of using polluted water in Egypt. Likewise, the essay will raise some scientific methods to determine the percentage of heavy metal in water supported by example. Then it will suggest some chemical technical solutions to reduce the percentage of heavy metals in Nile and reuse it again for many purposes.
The impact of high levels of lead in public water sources is an ongoing crisis by the works of the environmental organizations who oversee specific laws and regulations for public water supply. I have put myself in the shoes of those families affected by the Flint crisis, and only feel heartbreak. The severe consequence of lead poising is something no human being should have to experience. Analyzing environmental racism in Flint opened my eyes to the cruel world we live in, where the health of the general population no longer matters when you are not an upper/middle class white citizen. I truly hope that by bringing this form of racism into light, people may see what occurs in predominantly black neighborhoods, like Flint.
On a lighter note, but still of dire context, the Amish community in Lancaster, PA have been found to be major contributors to high levels of manure and fertilizer runoff in the Chesapeake Bay. The EPA has made efforts to try to get Amish farmers to stop their
People are pollution waters everywhere. They gut polluted water into some river from some factory, due to global warming, etc. (The Importance of Clean Water) Well, water pollution affect the condition for human life and quality of living by when drinking polluted water, polluted water come into your body, and global warming. Global warming hear like kind of air pollution but Water pollution
US Supreme Court Assignment Please research and write a short summary of each Supreme Court case. Marbury v. Madison (1803) The Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court case was when judicial review, which is when the Supreme Court can veto laws that are deemed unconstitutional, officially began. This court case occurred because during John Adams’ presidential term he appointed Marbury to be a justice of the peace for the District of Columbia. However, his secretary of state did not deliver the document with his order and Thomas Jefferson then became president before the commissions were given. Since Thomas Jefferson had already became president, Marbury was not granted his position because Thomas Jefferson told Madison, his secretary of state, to not deliver the document with John Adams’ orders.
Addition to these, disposal of dead bodies, discharge of industrial and sewage wastes and agricultural runoff, which are major cause of ecological damage and pose serious health hazards (Meitei et al., 2004a). The pollutant from agricultural lands such as fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides and from anthropogenic activities such as mining, disposal of toxic metals, human and animal faeces, industrial, domestic, municipal wastes are continuously discharged into river, such as Vaigai, are the major casues for deterioration of water quality (Karet al,2008 and Amman et al, 2002). In order to maintain the quality of drinking water, an essential component to humans and other living
A very good morning to my lecturer Madam Rokiah and my beloved friends. Today I would like to deliver a speech on ‘Water Pollution’. Life is dependent on water, and without water no form of life can survive. But it is hard to believe that even after knowing such a fundamental truth, how people can turn a blind eye to water pollution. Every year thousands and thousands of people, especially children, fall prey to water-borne diseases, and nearly half of them die.