Environmental disasters and clean air act


Week 3 Discussions and Required Resources

Two-part assignment: All parts must be at least 200 words unless otherwise noted. Please read all attachments and follow ALL instructions.

Part 1: Environmental Disasters 

Consider the BP gulf oil spill and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Is it appropriate to respond to particular environmental incidents with legislation to protect our waters? Discuss the role(s) for business in the regulation of nonpoint source pollution.

Part 2:   Clean Air Act 

Analyze whether tradable emissions permits to pollute enhance or detract from the intentions of the Clean Air Act. From a business perspective, do tradable permits encourage the adoption of cleaner technology more than statutory requirements that set limits on pollution? Use one outside source in addition to your textbook to inform your analysis.

Required Resources

Text

Read the following chapters in your text, Environmental Law:

  • Chapter      4: Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Chapter      5: Clean Air Act (CAA)

Text: Schroeder, K.L. (2008). Environmental Law. Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com/

Multimedia

View the video: (2010, September 27). National resource damage assessment coast survey (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://bp.concerts.com/gom/natural_resource_damage_assessment_coast_survey_092710.htm . This site supports the Multinational Corporations and Disaster Response assignment for the week.

Recommended Resource

Article

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plain English guide to the Clean Air Act). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/peg.pdf