Community Environment Issue

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Community Environmental Issue
Kornorton Sullivan
October 13, 2013
SCI/275
Claudia De Mendonca Synek Listopad

Community Environmental Issue Environmental issues are continuously growing throughout America and the rest of the world. In order to protect what is left of the environment, each state developed an environmental department. These environmental departments are working to find ways to not only protect the environment, but to resolve the issues effecting the environment. Scientific assessments, risk analysis, public engagements, political considerations, and long-term environmental management is the starting point of succeeding in protecting the environment. One key element effecting the environment in Georgia is pollution. The population has grown past the means of Georgia’s expectation. The population growth brings about building new homes in wooded areas, new roads, more pollution, and fewer resources. Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division is geared towards protecting human health, sustaining healthy ecosystems, ensuring resources to support a growing economy ("Environmental Protection Division Georgia Department Of Natural Resources", 2010-2011). These are the new issues that have emerged in Georgia. Not too long ago, the American public became concerned about environment and the effects on humans. The federal policymakers implemented statutes as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act, which the legislation passed in the 1960s and 1970s designed to limit pollution and other abuses. The Georgia General Assembly passed the state’s first major environmental legislation, the Water Quality Control Act of 1964 and in 1968 the Georgia Surface Mining Act requiring the reclamation of the lands after mining (Kundell, 2004-2013). There were several other acts that were…...

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