PAD 520 week 2 discussion 1 Environmental policy

Environmental Policy




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Environmental Policy

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants like the chemical substances and natural substances in the natural environment. Pollution is a dangerous act in the normal operation of the natural phenomenon. Pollution causes climatic changes in the universe which would be of great impact in the future. There has been put across environment policy that is the laws and regulations that regulate the environmental issues. These environmental issues include things like air, water pollution, waste management ecosystem management and wildlife protection (Gottweis, 2006). There is a policy in that waste products should not be released into water sources. Environmental policy has been put into place to ensure that there is regulation of waste products for example releasing dirty untreated water in to water bodies.

There is also regulation of toxic substances like pesticides and other waste products. These policies make sure that human activities are regulated to prevent natural changes which can be very dangerous to the human beings (Van Alstine, 2014).This environmental policy is likely to bring in an argumentive debate where people can question that; why should the waste products be treated and later be released into water bodies? Where else should the waste products be disposed? From the argumentive debate, the policy is likely to change simply because the arguments given are effective. The policy was meant to prevent water wastage and if the measures taken are also to prevent the waste products into the water bodies then they become effective and in line with the earlier made environmental policy.

In conclusion, the policy on pollution is meant to keep the environment safe for human good. From the argumentive debate the policies cannot be changed preventing but can be used to come up with ways of preventing or coming up with ways of getting rid of the waste products. For instance, there is recycling method use of nontoxic products and treatment of the waste products. These ways are very efficient in trying to prevent pollution and also economizing.


Gottweis, H. (2006). Argumentative policy analysis. Handbook of public policy, 461-479

Van Alstine, J. (2014). Shale gas policy in the United Kingdom: An argumentative discourse analysis. Energy Policy, 73, 427-438.