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Group 1 Environmental
: Ocean and Marine Fisheries Conservation
Overview: NOAA's Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration program works with federal, state, tribal sectors. It also works with celan-up agencies and the public to protect coastal and marine resources.
Who benefits: General Public
Who pays: General Public
Conservative: Does not see this type of public policy as a high priority
Liberal: Much more sympathetic to policy on protecting our shores
Midwest High-Speed Rail Network
Overview: For the past few years the people of the Midwest have been trying to establish a high-speed rail netwrok that would connect Chicago to other midwestern cities. This would provide a safe, comfortbale, and fast way to travel. This would be good for the environment because it would avoid pollution and reduce congestion. It will even increase jobs and possibly lead to econmic growth.
Who Benefits: The people of the Midwest
Who Pays: The people of the Midwest
Conservative: Many Conservatives are against High-speed rail networks. They overall less sympathetic to environmental issues or going green ideals.
Liberal: Many Liberals are for high-speed rail networks and other green idea
Natural disaster relief (New Orleans)
Overview: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 it was named one of the deadliest hirricanes that ever hit the United States. It resulted in destruction across the area and a multitude of fatalities. To this day there is still talk about the government's late response to the victims of the hurricane.
Who benefits: The people of New Orleans
Who pays: People who donate
Conservative: While they are still in favor of natural disaster relief, their services and aid that they want to provide to the victims of the disaster may come a little too late.
Liberal: Are focused on providing equal resources and helpt to all of those who need it as quickly and efficently as possible.
BP Oil Spill
Overview: An explosion took place while one of BP's oil rigs were drilling off the coast of Louisianna. The explosion resulted in 11 fatalities and 4.9 million gallons of oil spilled into the Giulf of Mexico.
Who benefits: The people of the Gulf
Who pays: Gas payers
Conservative: Tend to support BP throughout the entire process
Liberal: Tend to blame BP for the spill and different policies put in place
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