Policy Analysis

You are a policy analyst for a congressman from the newly formed state of New Kaplan in the United States. Congressman Randall is a committed environmentalist and is concerned about the state of the environment. As a member of the House Select Committee on Environmental Affairs, the congressman specializes in the areas of air and water pollution. He is thinking about developing a piece of legislation to combat global climate change.
The congressman wants you to write a 2-3 page analysis of Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act. He needs to know what that section of the act addresses and whether it can be used as a model for a cap-and-trade bill that he wants to propose to combat climate change. He also wants to know how a cap-and-trade system works and whether it can be used to reduce carbon dioxide at a local, state, and national level, which is the main air pollutant that causes global warming. He also wants you to give him the pros and cons of using this approach and whether there are other viable options to reduce air pollutants.

 

Checklist for Unit 6 Assignment:  Policy Analysis

Criteria: Ask yourself the following questions.

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Content    
Did you analyze Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act and evaluate whether it can be used as a model for a cap-and-trade bill?    
Did you describe how a cap and trade system works?    
Does your analysis evaluate whether a cap and trade system can be used to reduce carbon dioxide at a local, state, and national level?    
Does your analysis identify the pros and cons of using this approach?    
Did you discuss whether there are other viable options to reduce air pollutants?    
     
Research    
In researching the Clean Air Act, did you identify five relevant codes that address the above questions?    
Is your research current?    
Did you discuss all the required areas in a substantive manner?    
Did you use appropriate reference material to support major statements?    
     
Quality    
Is your content complete enough to address the topic and questions?    
Is there a logical flow to your ideas?    
Did you present the material in a clear and concise manner to provide easy readability?    
     
Format    
Did you prepare your analysis as a Microsoft Word Document?    
Did you label your file correctly?    
Did you use APA format to cite your sources?    
Did you check your documents for grammar and spelling?    
Did your meet the assignment’s length requirement (2-3 pages)?    
     

 

 

 

 

 

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