TO: The Entire Fraternity
FROM: The Executive Manager
RE: Reducing Air Pollution
The Courts Ruling
On 18th of September, 2016, the court decided to rule in favor of our plaintiffs, the Maryland Environmental Federation. Maryland Environmental Federation is considered to be one of the renowned non-governmental organizations that serve to advocate for a better, cleaner and safer environment. It is with this profound reason that they brought up a case against us with regards to how our industry released its byproducts. The court found us guilty of contributing to the current devastating levels of toxic air in the atmosphere. Concurrently, the court regarded the industry’s method of disposing its byproduct as being dangerous causing grave effects to the global climate. Our company was thereby ordered to pay a total of US$10 million in compensation to the previous direct actions of destroying the environment. This was a huge blow to our organization and as such, change has become undeniably vital. In light of this, our organization seeks to develop new ways of disposing off its byproducts in the most convenient and prudent manner necessary for the reduction of toxic air in the atmosphere. Below are some of the key changes that need to be acted upon in order to not only conserve the environment but also prevent the entire ecosystem from being destroyed by the alarming effects of global warming.
One way of reducing air pollution is by minimizing the amount of the pollutant or better yet, eliminates the source of the pollutant. Controlling the pollutant at the source is the most effective way of tackling the issue of air pollution. Ever since the establishment of our leather industry, fossil fuels have been the dominant source of energy. According to research, fossil fuels are known to be the primary cause of air pollution and ultimately global warming. It is with this reason that there is need for the company to introduce new alternative renewable sources of energy (Kumar & Gupta, 2016).
Additionally, our organization was also accused of generating gases that produce foul, undesirable smell to the environment. The foul smell characterized by the produced gases creates a non-conducive environment not only for people but for the rest of the other organisms existing in the ecosystem. The people exposed to the odor are always at a risk of developing health problems. It is therefore necessary to mask the foul byproduct gases by superimposing another gas that has a pleasant odor. This would help in counteracting the odor originally produced by the gases. However, the best and most effective way of reducing air pollution is by filtering the pollutant so as to dispose clean air into the atmosphere (Vallero & MyiLibrary, 2008). The filtered air is thereby less toxic and less concentrated with pollutants. Thus, the emission of filtered gasses from the company would serve as the most effective way of reducing air pollution.
In essence, the formulation of the Pollution Prevention Act in 1990 has greatly transformed the rules with regards to environmental protection and conservation. The Pollution Prevention Act play the primary role of directing the Environmental Preservation Agency on setting stellar standards that would discourage environmental pollution caused by different entities and the society at large (Reitze, 2001). To further reduce air pollution, our region and its neighborhoods have been declared pollution control areas. The environmental agency has set a known standard defining the limits of air pollution and the consequences of exceeding the set limits.
Reitze, A. W. (2001). Air pollution control law: Compliance and enforcement. Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute.
Vallero, D. A., & MyiLibrary. (2008). Fundamentals of air pollution. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Kumar, R., & Gupta, P. (2016). Air Pollution Control Policies and Regulations. In Plant Responses to Air Pollution (pp. 133-149). Springer Singapore.