Pollution during Corona?!

While many people believe that self-isolation will cause less pollution due to the fact that people will not be driving, out of the house, and at work. Somehow the government figured out a way to even reverse that. The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that major companies and organizations will not receive sanctions for polluting either the water or air. They added a loop-whole in which these companies are allowed to ignore environmental regulations as long as they say it is because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The thinking behind this is that it makes it hard for companies to keep running and not letting go of employees. In my opinion, this is ridiculous. I believe that this is nonsense and the backlash they are getting is justified. Somehow we cannot let the environment be in peace… even if it is only for a few months.  The government should be smarter than this and create better stimulus packages for workers. This would allow workers to not have to work and still get paid, who would be taking the hit would be the big companies and big business. Why does the government see it fit to be able to harm the environment further when we already have done so much harm.  One example that demonstrates what is going on is that oil rigs do not have to report and disclose their carcinogenic benzene emissions. And according to various articles 10 rigs have already surpassed this limit. Do you think this is a good idea from the government or no?

6 Replies to “Pollution during Corona?!”

  1. While I appreciate the feedback it’s been in the news the last few days lol look it up 😉 text me if you have questions

  2. I agree with your last statement that the government should look into how they can preserve the environment instead of continuing their ways that is adding to climate change. This is the best time to take a step back and look into what they can improve on to be more environmentally friendly. You make a good point by incorporating what the Environmental Protection Agency has just done and that is a good use of logos with the logic behind what is going on with the oil rigs. Goob job

  3. Thank you for your thoughts! I agree with a lot of the concerns you brought up. I think what is being sacrificed and taken advantage of during this pandemic. Bringing up the EPA also increases the strength of logos. I also think you connect your points very well. I find your emotional response backed with facts is effective. Thank you!

  4. I agree with your statements, if there is a time and place to take care of the environment we should do it now. With the COVID-19 dominating the situation and problems, the government is ignoring other issues including the environment. I agree that the EPA need to step up their game and cannot ignore the environment situation. Your oil rigs example is also intriguing. We should not beat around the dead horse but rather we should help it.

  5. I like the style of this blog post because you offered your opinion on a current issue and provided the reasoning behind it. After that, you opened the discussion to the readers and made it interactive. You also had an emotional tie to the topic, which was evident in your writing.

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