SCIE210 Ip5

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As an environmentalist, you are very interested in how economics plays a role in determining how many and what type of environmental laws are passed. There are many environmental laws that are determined by economic conditions. Choose 1 environmental law to research and give a detailed description of the law including the following: • The date the law was passed • Describe the law; what are the provisions of the law? • Background information: What initiated the law? Why was it passed? • What economic impact was generated by the law? What kinds of costs, fines, or economic benefits are associated with the law? Provide economic data to support this. • Do you feel that this particular environmental law has improved the environment/situation? Why or why not?

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Scie210 IP week 5NameClassDateProfessorAbstract The following paper will discuss an important Environmental law in Californian history, Proposition 65. This law is responsible for preventing harmful chemicals from being released into the state's waterways. The paper will include a discussion on the economic impacts of the law as well as provide a discussion on the science of global warming and the United States responsibility in protecting the environment. U.S. Environmental Law Proposition 65 is a California law also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. This act was created to ensure citizens of California only have access to clean drinking water. Prop. 65 is a law designed to provide public warnings about the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals and to eliminate toxins from drinking water supplies in the state (OEHHA, 2013). The law has established the strictest environmental protections and has become a model for other states across the nation. The goal was to eliminate toxic chemicals from California waterways and to require businesses and the government to alert the public about chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. The law was established in 1986 as a ballad initiative in response to the growing number of chemicals being released into water sources across the state. These chemicals were causing the levels of toxins in the water supply to increase which in

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