Some people believe that environmental problems can be solved by increasing the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is often thought that environmental issues can be tackled by raising the price of petroleum products for cars as well as vehicles. In my opinion, I utterly disagree with
this
standpoint because factories and industries are the principal culprits of environmental pollution, and
such
a
policy
will be unfair to the masses.
To begin
with, it is noteworthy that most manufacturing companies are responsible for the discharge of toxic gases to the environment which are not environmentally friendly.
In other words
, these factories consume an enormous amount of fossil fuels more than automobiles. They give out carbon dioxide as a by-product which causes depletion of the ozone layer and subsequent global warming. Unless the government restrict the activities of industries, environmental problems will remain a formidable challenge. To illustrate, a recent study conducted
in
Suggestion
at
by
Harvard University revealed that factories are responsible for 70% of the air pollution in the western world.
Thus
, vehicles and automobiles pose a lesser threat to the environment compared to manufacturing industries.
In addition
, making
petrol
more expensive will be unfair because
such
a
policy
on impoverished citizens.
Moreover
, since the affluent will be able to afford purchasing
petrol
, the price notwithstanding, it is not an effective
policy
. In Nigeria,
for instance
, when the price of petroleum products escalated
as a result
of economic recession in 2017, a vast majority of people were still able to maintain their vehicles and buy
petrol
.
Thus
, raising the cost of
petrol
is not the most appropriate remedy to
this
problem. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly disagree with the idea of increasing the cost of
petrol
and petroleum products because factories are the major cause of environmental pollution, and
such
a
policy
is ineffective and unfair.
Hence
, it is recommended that the government invest heavily in
clean renewable
Accept comma addition
clean, renewable
energy which is ecologically friendly.
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