The United States has been criticized repeatedly for their negligence of North America’s biodiverse regions. The government’s reinforcement of such regulations has also been a cause of criticism, especially with pollution control.
Ironically, Americans consumes more than 25% of the Earth’s natural resources yet only constitute about 5% of the world’s population. Establishing more pollution regulatory laws contains numerous advantages, ranging from better health security to useful industrial savings. For instance, the Marine Sanctuaries and Clean Air Acts help control factory pollution releases into oceans and atmosphere.
Such regulatory acts not only guarded people from deadly diseases such as lung cancer but also helped prevent declining aquatic populations from extinction. More than 394 million people inhabit North America, each risking the aftereffects of untreated waste products. Despite the hazards, the economy leaders of the industrial sectors “increased their pollutant transfers 14%” in the past 10 years (Franz 1). According to Figure 12.1 of the Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy Consumptions record, America’s petroleum and fuel usage overshadows all other resources. When fossil fuels are burned, carbon dioxide is discharged into the atmosphere, causing erratic natural disasters and climate change.
Therefore, it is crucial to recognize that such laws prevent thoughtless emissions of pollution onto populated lands. Similarly, another beneficial feature of creating more regulations is the financial impact on state government economies. By minimizing administrative transaction expenses, the government could save a significant amount of money.
In fact, economic firms in states with environmental programs save up to “2,719 more in new capital investment” than states without “centralized regulation” (Kang 4). Due to such policies, companies would be forced to follow stricter regulatory laws, causing new engineers to develop more suitable more ecofriendly technologies and equipment. Rather than creating more economic expansions through untreated pollutant wastes, America can improve their economy with ecologically friendly developments while reducing land pollution. These creations will boost the country’s technology sectors while ensuring a protectorate of America’s habitats. Hence, through improved public health, monetary profit and wildlife protection, pollution control policies are more beneficial to the country than industrial expansion ideas.