Environmental law matters can sometimes seem somewhat impersonal and/or focused on short-term consequences. The World Health Organization just released an alarming statistic related to the environment that all people should be able to relate to and take seriously.
One might think that if it is someone's job to properly manage hazardous waste, that person would properly handle the hazardous waste. That worker failing to safely store or discard the materials would be like a chef forgetting to turn the stove on when cooking.
Without giving a big, detailed overview of how the U.S. government works, it is simple enough to understand that there are state and federal laws. That is true even specifically to environmental laws in Georgia. In fact, did you know that gas prices from county to county in the state might differ because of a tug-of-war between state lawmakers and federal laws?
Different people will answer differently in regards to what they believe is the role of their government. Some might agree that government should work to protect the best interest of its people and land. Again, different people might answer differently about what is in a people's and land's best interests.