The management of the natural environment remains one of the critical issues of our time. The causes of the damages to the environment are controversial and they arise from various economic and social pressures. The results include pollution, deforestation, land degradation, climate change, and loss of biological diversity and depletion of the ozone layer. The government has put regulations to try reducing the damage of the environment (www.environment.act.gov.au). The policy makers use a variety of strategies to prevent this loss of the natural environment. These policies subject the people to economic and political constraints. Most of the environment regulations assume that most organizations and firms will not abide by the rules and therefore every loophole should be sealed and that every organization must do documentation of compliance with the regulations. This leads to resentment and resentment from the affected firms undermining co-operation. This diverts the resources and some creativity that leads to legal conflicts that have no point (Strauss, 277).
The American citizens are under various laws made by the federal, county, city and state governments. The federal laws are at the top while the local laws are at the bottom. The Americans need to understand these laws to live in the society. The statutes are laws made by United States congress and all states must follow them. An example of a statute is the endangered species Act that seeks to protect the various species of animals that face a threat from human activity. The government, individual or a business organization agree to protect environment against the impact of the human being. This agreement is the policy of that organization or the individual (www.epa.gov). Regulations refer to the enforcement of environmental rules that protect the environment. Failure to abide by the regulations leads to civil offenses that result to sanctions like injunction and monetary penalties.
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