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    The environment is always changing. However, the concept of preservation is that our species now has the ability to radically change the environment and because of that we need to limit our impact to avoid polluting or destroying natural resources such as drinking water, farmable land, and plant and animal habitats such as forests, lakes, plains, jungles, swamps, deserts, rivers, marshes, seas, oceans, the atmosphere, and breathable air. Our activities that damage these resources may cause accelerated changes that may then cause problems for us in the future.

    The people, through individual and collective action, including laws and regulations enacted and enforced by government, must make preservation of the environment a priority because the future of civilization depends on it.

    The public infrastructure must be improved to be cleaner. Use electricity to power more and more things, while increasing the percentage of electricity generated from cleaner sources.

    Public and private activities that specifically pollute the environment must be limited to licensed operators that will control that pollution using the best known methods and actively participating in improving them even more — whatever pollution happens needs to be contained, while working on reducing the amount of pollution that happens. The cost to clean up pollution is shared by everyone but if it was caused by negligence or malpractice of a for-profit organization, those profits must be forfeited to the government and contributed to the cleanup fund.

    Companies must not be allowed to create facilities that are hazardous to the environment (for example oil wells) and then abandon them after extracting profit and forgo the cleanup. Laws that require companies to properly close down a facility must also be enacted. See stewardship.

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