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Should The EPA Be Doing More to Fight Environmental Injustice?
SCI: 207 Dependence of Man on the Environment
April 22, 2009
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Perhaps one of the greatest assets of living in a country as advanced and as great as the United States, is knowing that there are laws and government run organizations that are in place to protect the natural environment that we live in because after all, our very existence as humans depends on the preservation of our natural environment. As American citizens, we know that we have certain rights that have been adopted by our government to insure that we are protected against all sorts of injustices, which can affect our lives in many ways. One such example is that of environmental injustice, which for the longest time in U.S. history has had the greatest impact on the poor and under privileged communities in our country.
In this paper, I will examine two contrasting points of view concerning an important question that each of us must consider; should the Environmental Protection Agency be doing more to fight environmental injustice?
First, we will take a close look at the governmental agency that was established to act as the watchdog to protect the environment from further harm. Secondly, we will examine two opposing views and offer real life examples that will allow us to critically analyze each side of the argument and lastly, we will explore the impact that this issue has on a sustainable world.
In a free society such as the one we live in the United States, as citizens, we have the right to voice our opinion when we feel the government is not doing an adequate job at maintaining acceptable standards and when it comes to the sensitive subject that is protecting our environment, most will agree that it must be done yet many critics will be
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quick to point out of the environmental...