"The government should increase the environmental regulations."
The government should increase the environmental regulations to prevent global warming. Some reason as to why this would be a great change is because: it would stop pollution: stop putting carbon into the air, and repower our society with clean renewable energy (solar power, wind, and energy efficiency). "If we accept, as we must, the broad scientific consensus that our pollution is accelerating these changes, then this is our challenge: to stop putting carbon into our air, and to repower our society with clean, renewable energy such as solar, wind, and energy efficiency." The Clean Power Plan is for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which saves families money on their energy bills. It also helps prevent major health problems such as: premature deaths, non-fatal heart attacks, and asthma attacks.
"The government should not increase the environmental regulations."
Some reasons as to why the government shouldn’t be able to increase the environmental regulations would include: it would cost the government a large amount of money. If the government force car companies to stop making and selling gas-powered cars, it will make car prices rise to be even more expensive. The automakers would have to improve the cars and this would cause them to become unaffordable. "Automakers will need to improve gasoline-powered engines, and sell more alternative fuel vehicles. Critics say the rules will make cars unaffordable by adding thousands of dollars to the sticker price."
My opinion is that the government should increase environmental regulations to prevent global warming. Even though it would cost a lot to make this happen, The Clean Power Plan will stop some harmful things such as car pollution, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, etc. By reducing the pollution and car dioxide emissions, it can prevent serious, harmful health problems like non-fatal heart attacks, asthma attacks, and premature deaths. If the government decides to make this change, this might raise the prices on the renewable energy powered cars, but it would help our world.
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