Question:Question: Summarise the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they cast doubt on specific points made in the reading passage.The lecture respectively contradicted all the arguments provided from representatives of power companies, and then expained why the new regulations are very necessary.
First of all, the viewpoint about effective environmental regulations has already existed, the professor in the lecture pointed out actually the current regulations is not very effective. For illustrate, these companies use the liner regulation is only when they build new landfills or ponds while without adding to old landfills or ponds. Indeed, old sites are likely to cause significant demages.For example, chemical harmings highly possible leak into groundwater and contaminate our drinking water.
Secondly, the strict rules for storing and handing coal ash dose not mean will stop customers form buying them. For example, like mercury which is hazardous material and has been strictly ruled for a long time, however customers exhibit fewer concerns about it.
Thirdly, it is true a increase in costs will be accompanied with emergence of the strict new regulations for power companies, but it very worthwhile, and when actually do math,it would increase the price of average household electricity only by one percent, so it is not big pay.
All in all, in order to better handling and storing coal ash, it is fairly necessary for the government to create a new and much stricter regulations.