AP Environmental Science Politics and Environment. Outline. 1. Politics and Environmental Policy social change, democracy, individuals, groups 2. Improving the U.S. Political System responsibility, bureaucracies, power 3. Global Policy progress, diplomacy, world politics.
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AP Environmental Science
Politics and Environment
Politics and Environmental Policy
In making environmental policy decisions, we should be guided by the following principles:
2. The reversibility principle: Try not to do something that cannot be reversed later.
3. The precautionary principle: When an activity raises threats of harm, take precautionary measures even if some cause-and-effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
4. The prevention principle: Make decisions that help prevent a problem from occurring or becoming worse.
5. The integrative principle: Make decisions that involve integrated solutions to problems.
6. The environmental justice principle: Establish policy so no group of people bears an unfair share of risks.
2. The executive branch: The president and his or her staff propose an annual budget, legislation, and appointees for executive positions.
3. The judicial branch: A series of courts enforce and interpret laws.
Types of Environmental Laws
Policy in the United States
Primary forces involved in making environmental policy at the federal level in the United States.
Influencing Environmental Policy
Types of groups involved in strengthening (shown in green) and weakening (shown in brown) environmental protection in the United States.
2. Improving the U.S. Political System
3. Global Policy