Fracking Company gave millions of American new job opportunity. Although Everett argues that it’s not hard to properly release gas from shale without polluting waterbeds, Studies have showed the methane in drinking water near drilling areas. Fracking seems an example of negative externalities and missing business sector signs, to which the suitable reaction is unrealistic to be either forbiddance. Rumpler kind of agrees towards the end of reading that the banning would not be a great idea but surely we should not think of expanding this business. If they do ban, price on natural gas, heating price will all go up as Everett
First all, environmental racism is hazardous to health. For example, according to the California department of public health statistic “Residents of all ages in Richmond are 1.5 times more likely than most of the rest of the country to go to the hospital emergency departments for asthma attacks” (kay and Katz 2012), this delineate the impact the oil refineries was having on individuals that lived in the vacuity of its toxic air
In communities within the contaminated districts, clean-up workers suffered respiratory system damage due to inhalation of oil mist which was 12 times in excess of regulatory limits. There were also increased number of reports of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Table 1: Showing Social, Cultural and Individual Impacts of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Braund & Kruse, 2009) Conclusion The Exxon Valdez U.S. tank ship left the Alyeska Marine Terminal March 1989, carrying 1.2 million barrels crude oil to Long Beach, California. The ship aground on Bligh Reef as 8 of its 11 cargo tanks was ruptured spilling over 258,000 barrels of oil into pristine Alaskan waters. The oil spill caused monumental environmental damage to the Alaskan coastline where some species are still recovering from today.
Since the United States will be getting their own natural gases from fracking then that means the “United States will not have to buy and import natural gases from other countries, saving money in the process” (Rogowsky) therefore the “United States will become more independent and not rely on other countries” (Rogowsky). This is important because the people of the United States will also be able to save money because “the gas prices for cars will go down significantly as the gas supply goes up” (Rogowsky). Not only this, but the prices for medicine are sure to decline as well, “natural gases are an important chemical feedstock in some packaging medicine” (Rogowsky). With fracking, the medicine prices will take a dive also resulting in the American people saving money. With the increase of fracking there will be a higher supply of gas and medicine, which makes the prices decrease and people will save
The article,”The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” by Michael Hiltzik, touches on the way citizens think about the drought. For example, many Americans worry about the concussions of bottled water on the environment. The article, however states that people should not be worried about bottled water, because,”The entire nation consumes a bit more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water per year. California’s total water usage is 38 billion gallons per day.”(Hiltzik). Despite the fact that plastic water bottles are severely overpriced, bottled water is not the main cause of the drought.
According to the Center for Disease control (2012) The US’s water system undergoes a vigorous series of testing. Besides not being generally safer bottled water also means more garbage and waste. It means more plastic bottles that are discarded and then end up floating in landfills or even worse in our oceans. Bottled water yields up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. The
There are several types of drug testing and these are: • Pre-employment Drug Testing It is the most common type of drug testing wherein it requires a candidate to undergo after a formal “Conditional Offer of Employment”. • Random Drug Testing Random drug testing prevents employee workplace drug abuse. It is considered as the most effective preventive measure to deter employees from involving themselves with drug simply because of the fear of losing their job if they are caught. This does not only increase their productivity, but it also helps them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. • Reasonable Suspicions Drug Testing This may be the most uncommon type of drug testing because not all companies may have even bothered to train their supervisors and managers on how to recognize indicators of employee drug use.
China is “polluting the little bit of water they have left” (The Economist). They also don't recycle the water used in the industry (The Economist). This polluted water causes health issues and the spread of diseases. This is a very important fact because if China runs out of water, there is no way the country could continue to function. All environmentalists agree that China is getting by on a tiny amount of water and that percentage of water is decreasing (The Economist).
Massive tons of deadly chemical weapons had been produced for Soviet Union in the secret city of Dzerzhinsk during the periods of Cold War. Accompanying with the fall of Soviet Union, many chemical based factories had been abandoned and over 300,000 tons of chemical waste was not properly disposed and thoroughly cleared. The water is not safe for consumption as the levels of phenol and dioxin are 17 million times above the recommended safer levels. On average, a woman can live to 47 years while a male’s average life expectancy is no more than 42 years
During that day the plant began refining natural gas, releasing hydrogen sulphide which is very deadly into the atmosphere. This gas was trapped near the ground and resulted in deaths of 22 people and 320 were hospitalized. The weather condition which was foggy together with the toxic released was held responsible for the death of people in Poza Rica. (Usepa, 2003) 2.6. London Fog (1952) The most dramatic and detrimental incident occurred in London Fog.
“New York City’s Board of Health today passed a rule banning super-sized drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.” (Doc A). Individuals in the United States are overweight because they do not know how to limit themselves. If the government were to control one of the main reasons people are obese, then several people would not be overweight because the government would take care of the problem. Banning sugary drinks over 16-ounces would help people lower their sugar intake, which would help people stay in excellent health. Although numerous amounts of people believe they should be able to make their own decisions, the government should be able to control what Americans are consuming because of children, health, and the future.