Select either the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act to research and write about. Do not write about both. Write a paper that describes the major provisions of and amendments to the act. The paper should also evaluate the overall effectiveness of the act in protecting our air or water resources. In addition, your paper should describe one social, one ethical, and one political problem associated with the act and then evaluate the effectiveness of the act in addressing the problems. Finally, the paper should include one recommended change to the act that would make it more effective.

The paper should be organized into the following sections:

  1. Introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and thesis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  2. Examination of either the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act:
    1. Describe the major provisions of and amendments to the act.
    2. Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the act in protecting our air or water resources.
    3. Describe one social, one ethical, and one political problem associated with the act.
    4. Evaluate whether the act has effectively addressed the social, ethical, and political problems described above.
    5. Recommend one change that would make the act more effective.
  3. Conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The paper must be four to five pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You must use at least four credible sources (Links to an external site.) (at least two of which must be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources in-text (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and on the reference page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. For additional information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment

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