Standard 6.9
Public Policy and the Environment

The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment.

Key concepts include
a) management of renewable resources (water, air, soil, plant life, animal life);
b) management of nonrenewable resources (coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, mineral resources);
c) the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and
d) cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.