U.S. Energy Policy Argumentative Essay by Neatwriter

U.S. Energy Policy
This paper argues that the U.S. federal government should establish an energy policy requiring substantial reductions in the total non-governmental consumption of fossil fuels in the United States.
# 61960 | 1,230 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2005 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy)

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This paper explains that Al Qaeda's attack of 9/11 was related to the fact that U.S. per-person energy use is ten times that of individuals in less developed nations and that the U.S. is the major user of the most fundamental commodity in the modern world, fossil fuels. The author points out that Kyoto Protocols were meant to involve all developed nations of goodwill in reversing harmful environmental activities, especially those contributing to global warming, but President Bush, unlike most heads of government, opposed these protocols. The paper proposes that the Environmental Protection Agency be given powers as far-reaching as those currently enjoyed by the Office of Homeland Security and a budget sufficient to create environmental laws regarding fossil fuels.

Table of Contents
Re-Establishing Global Relationships Post 9/11
Human Health Globally
Welfare of Flora and Fauna Globally
Halting Global Warming
Kyoto Protocols
Consequences of Failure to Establish and Enforce an Energy Policy
How to Achieve the goals

From the Paper:

"Serious health problems, caused by fossil fuel combustion, exist in Tehran and the United States, and arguably almost everyplace else on earth. In March, 2005, former vice president Al Gore and former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, Jr. spoke on air quality at a conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville is under federal mandate to clean up its air; "Knoxville is at the center of nonattainment areas for both ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution" (Barker 2005). Gore was one of the framers of the Kyoto Protocol, demanding nations act to reduce fossil fuel particulates in the air, among other things, which President Bush refuses to sign. Considering that the United States, as noted, is the largest user of fossil fuels, and therefore-barring significant changes to the status of communities such as Knoxville-the greatest contributor to air pollution globally, it is essential for the United States to both be seen to lead the way so that cities like Tehran might follow, and also to avoid its own contribution to global air pollution."

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