Part 1: Environmental Disasters
Consider the BP gulf oil spill and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Is it appropriate to respond to particular environmental incidents with legislation to protect our waters? Discuss the role(s) for business in the regulation of nonpoint source pollution.
Part 2: Clean Air Act
Analyze whether tradable emissions permits to pollute enhance or detract from the intentions of the Clean Air Act. From a business perspective, do tradable permits encourage the adoption of cleaner technology more than statutory requirements that set limits on pollution? Use one outside source in addition to your textbook to inform your analysis.