As we all know that the states have come to a pact to fight the rising environmental crises from water pollution to climate change. States like Hawaii, New York, and California have banned the use of the pesticide which was widely used in the agriculture industry which tended to cause neurological problems in children and the states such as Michigan and New Jersey are moving forward to stop the use of chemical compounds which are used in drinking water as they conveyed that they cannot wait any longer for the Environmental Protection Agency to take action.
Colorado and New Mexico have taken measures regarding the greenhouse gas emission which emit from the fossil fuel and just like these states, there are several other states which have decided to control and take serious actions regarding the rising climate change and pollution. Wendy Heiger-Bernays, an environmental health professor at Boston University. said, “At the end of the day, I think regulated entities want to know what the expectations are, they’d prefer not to have two different standards — one in one state and another in another state.”
According to the local officials, so many policies may also cause danger to the incongruity and such policies may affect the business but also the level of protection to human health in different communities. Brian Steglitz, the water treatment manager for Ann Arbor, Mich., said in the testimony last week in front of the panel of U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. In an interview, Andrew Wheeler who is the EPA Administrator conveyed that the central government tries to keep up with the works with the states which are appropriate to go to law for such environmental matters. Wheeler said, “Overall, we try to defer to the states as much as possible, the administration would oppose state action that would “interfere with national commerce” or “create uncertainties for consumers or for businesses.”