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Discuss the roles of government, business, and the consumer in environmental protection. Justify your position.

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Discuss the roles of government, business, and the consumer in environmental protection. Justify your position.

The role of the government in environmental protection is to do research and find out new ways of protecting the environment, formulate rules and laws for environmental protection and enforce the laws regarding environmental protection. For example, the government declares large areas of forests as protected and bans unauthorized entry into the area. You are requested to think in the following terms: Environmentalists achieved a major goal in December 1970 with the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which brought together in a single agency many federal programs charged with protecting the environment. The EPA sets and enforces tolerable limits of pollution, and it establishes timetables to bring polluters into line with standards; since most of the requirements are of recent origin, industries are given reasonable time, often several years, to conform to standards. You may consider the following:The EPA also has ...

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Discuss the roles of government, business, and the consumer in environmental protection.

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