This article proclaims that China is facing very serious pollution problems that are greatly affecting the health of their citizens. With China’s projected continual economic growth it is expected to have an increase in coal consumption and automobile sales, which will worsen the already severe pollution problems. The government has attempted to improve solution slightly, but have felt pressure from corporations to delay efforts to reduce coal consumption and pollution. Specifically oil companies and power companies have been influencing these environmental policy debates and laws. These posses the question of how much pollution is worth the continued economic growth. Personally I believe that the government should institute pollution permits that can be bought and sold by companies and would regulate the amount of pollution a company could produce. If these regulations are enforced strictly this would help reduce pollution and provide incentives for companies to decrease pollution.
Potential Project TopicsReducing/eliminating plastic containers on campus Sponsored printing on campus Raising Minimum Wage - Federal Dining Services - longer hours / keeping in-house Keystone Pipeline