1. How do you contribute to environmental pollution? How might you change your habits to protect the environment?
2. An excerpt from a recent newspaper article stated, “Children living in a public housing project near a local refinery suff er from a high rate of asthma and allergies, and an environmental group says the plant may be to blame.” The refinery has met all the local air quality standards, employs hundreds in the community, and pays substantial city taxes, which support police, fire, and social services. If you were a city council member, how would you balance health and environmental concerns with the need for industry in your community?
What actions would you recommend in this particular situation?