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The 4 Good Things About the EPA Doing Their Job

Updated on May 25, 2016

We should let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do their job to the fullest extent. I do have relevant reasons so don’t click out just yet.

There are environmental, public health, and safety issues to consider.

This mini-article explains all these reasons why the public and all businesses should allow the EPA to do their jobs to the fullest extent.


1. Air Pollution

Air pollution can be invisible or visible airborne pollutant with the impact of smoke, smog, and ozone.

Fossil Fuels plants are the primary creator of this besides motor vehicles. EPA regulation can prevent the impact of fossil rules in various ways. Caps on use being the very best way at the moment.

People, especially energy providers, do not like the idea of this. It is cutting back on production. And because of that, they don't like the EPA along with many other people. However, regulations need to be made for our own benefit. Because, I'm not going to be reduced to having to wear a mask when I want to go outside.

When the trend starts, someone is going to put an extremely high price on the masks. I'm sure there will be fashionable masks for women and men.

And what will get really annoying is the high-end make, which will be incredibly expensive ones made by Chanel or some other designer. I don't want to become used to wearing masks every day of my adult life and neither should you.

And if this became a trend, we would not be able to do anything about the air crisis altogether. The selling of air by its generated quality would be the next annoying thing to happen.

In light of these things, I think we should allow the EPA to do their job.


2. Regular Inspection

All I’m saying businesses, is that we could have regular inspections based on the facilities. And if the EPA decides to stay a little longer, let them. It's just for safety’s sake.

Let them snoop, look around, and make sure everything is going well. There really shouldn’t be anything going on that’s illegal anyway.

It’s not like the inspection will last forever. I don’t think it should exceed 3 weeks. I would be a little disturbed if they decided to camp outside in trailers at the facility and throw parties. I would even understand a company owner's anger if they start placing their family photos on your desk or using people's computers.

Just being in the way of progress altogether is something to complain about. Your complaints would definitely be understood. However, I doubly if you have any cases like these.

So please, let the EPA perform their non-lengthy inspections. We should at least give them that right.


3. Clean Environment

A clean environment is great to have anyway. We can enjoy clean air. We can enjoy not having to walk outside on trash like a nation of hoarders.

We need not get our heels stuck in plastic rings then go crashing to the ground ladies. Sliding down on black ice is very bad, but sliding down in oil is awful.

Getting rainfall that's filled with chemicals in your eyes that burns like someone sprayed a disinfectant in your face is even worst.

But what's awful is the trash and disinfectants floating around in water that we use to cook food and take a bath in. Granted there are three different pipes in every household, but they all come from a large body of water that is located somewhere.

Companies that have to dispose of certain products need to be inspected simply based on how they dispose of the products. No one needs a bacteria floating around in their system creating some new form of disease or virus.

The EPA is good for this, and should be trusted to handle it.


4. Protect the Wildlife & Plant Life

I know a lot of people don’t really care about wildlife and plant life. Because we use them, we must be considerate of them.

We need plants for cleaning the air, and some of us live off them (vegetarians).

We do need animals too, most of us live off them (carnivores). It’s given that people hunt them, which just pulverizes my point. But for the rest of us, we should try to keep them in their habitat and a clean environment.

Wildlife has been known to slap people in the face for being around. Remember the hunter and deer incident? The slap fight that the hunter lost? We don’t need for this to be a reoccurring thing for the rest of us. Nobody wants a dog walking up to them and picking a fight because we messed up the ability to have air they can breathe.

Worst still, some exotic cat that breaks in the house and claims it because you screwed up its natural habitat. If you’re not used to shooting a gun, or it just decides against allowing you to make it to the door, this will definitely be a problem.

Plants don't go on strike, but way too much damage to them can create its own problems.

We should allow the EPA to do their job for the environment and wildlife in peace. It's not like a lot us want this responsibility.

Last Notes on the EPA Situation

The EPA is an important agency. The environment and the public's health and safety is important. It is one of the primary reasons why I love Geography so much.

If no one is looking at these companies, how would we know what’s happening of course. Let the EPA inspect businesses in peace and publish what they concluded about that business.

They are a part of the government, but they are bound by policy to just publish a grade that says a business did or did not pass their inspection.

And if a business doesn't pass, then the EPA should have to publish and show why. This should all be within a certain time period. Make it convenient for everyone.

We can all work together, because overall, it's for the benefit of the public, environment, wildlife and country.


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    • SonQuioey10 profile image

      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @Marcy G. I was thinking the of the Hydrology issues we have today in some places in the US such as Chesapeake Bay when I wrote it.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      You make some great points about the EPA needing the freedom to do it's job. So many corporations and individuals spend a lot of energy trying to prevent them from operating. In the end, it will harm all of us. Very good points here!

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Thanks. They were dying?!! That's terrible! I remember in my Environmental Planning class, the professor elaborated on the fact that some chicken farms were disposing of chicken feces by running it in a pipe into the nearby river. The vegetation along the river started to die away and reptiles, such as frogs, were growing extra limbs. This, I think, was Chesapeake Bay, or an area around there. They worried about cell damage in soft tissue. The thought maybe when a mother drinks this water that the cells of the fetus could be effected. It was a major concern.

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      I agree. I used to live in an area where strip mining was common... the water table was flooded with poisons... and when the EPA stepped in, these mining companies claimed the EPA was destroying their ability to conduct business. In the mean time, people, especially rural farmers, were dying. Great hub.

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Very true. Money can be used to buy neglect. The government's EPA is at least good for keeping them in check by annoying the crap out of businesses for anything. It could be bad sounds. Bad smells. Loud smells. A hunch, anything. We all should take responsibility for keeping the environment clean definitely, but that'll be hard to get. A corporation that uses slave labor overseas? Dare I ask, who might they be?

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      Sooner28 5 years ago

      Seems to be inherent in the profit motive. If a business exists solely to line the coffers, it isn't surprising that a government is necessary to keep them in check. Ah well, human nature is what it is. People should just take responsibility for their actions, and that includes a corporation who uses slave labor overseas, or who pollutes our air and water. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY I say!

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      I just think we as the public shouldn't allow businesses to get away with not having to have inspection. Its important, and I don't want to have to wear mask over my face in the future:> Thanks for stopping by.

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      Sooner28 5 years ago

      You mean you want clean air and water, and you aren't in favor of destroying our ecosystem just for the sake of profit!?!?!?! You liberal hibby you! Just kidding.

      As a liberal, I agree with this. I am tired of the conservatives living in fantasy land saying the EPA is somehow some sort of evil government entity that is out to destroy anything that gets in it's path. If and only if businesses did not behave badly, then we would not need a government watchdog to ensure they act correctly. However, they constantly do, so there is no other alternative. Good hub.