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Pol 310 Complete Class

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POL 310 Complete Class


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POL 310 Week 1 DQ 1 Environmental Values & Policy
POL 310 Week 1 DQ 2 Common Pool Resources – Privatization or Collective Action
POL 310 Week 2 DQ 1 Climate Change
POL 310 Week 2 DQ 2 Air Quality
POL 310 Week 2 Assignment Air Quality and Climate Change as Integrated Policy
POL 310 Week 3 DQ 1 Clean Water
POL 310 Week 3 DQ 2 Energy
POL 310 Week 3 - Assignment Final Paper Draft
POL 310 Week 4 DQ 1 Land Management Policies and Habitat
POL 310 Week 4 DQ 2 Biodiversity, Extinction, and Making Choices in Policy
POL 310 Week 5 DQ 1 Hazardous Waste and International Environmental Policy
POL 310 Week 5 Final Paper Policy Challenges Presented by Environmental Problems

POL 310 Week 1 DQ 1 Environmental Values & Policy
Environmental Values & Policy. Identify an environmental amenity from the following list:

a. Clean air

b. Earth’s climate

c. Ocean health

d. Wilderness areas

e. Endangered species

f. Clean drinking water

g. Old growth forests

Look at Figure 1.1 in Chapter One of Environmental Policies. Identify the different values associated with that amenity.
Then, identify a policy tension between the amenity that you choose and a threat to that amenity. For example,
clean air is threatened by economic interests that pollute the air (e.g., industries that do not use “green”
technology when emitting pollution, automobiles, large-scale confined feeding animal operations, etc.); wilderness
areas are threatened by gas and oil interests, pressures to build roads in roadless areas, etc. Also, discuss the
ways that different worldviews (e.g., biocentricism, anthropocentrism) play into the controversy surrounding the issue.
In your opinion, have lawmakers adequately protected the value of the environmental amenity? Why or why not? Which
worldview is present in your...


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