Or the head of the EPA (or at least several EPA employees) after the Animus River spill.
Seriously, I get why you need corporations, for the liabilty of the shareholders, but still someone needs to be accountable if it goes really bad; the CEO. Think the BP oil spill. Their CEO, or at least a US representative, should have been under house arrest until it was resolved, but no, just bailout or in that case ignore.
I agree! Imagine electric car manufacturers living right next door to the open out aluminum mine, or taking their well water from the grounds of a battery disposal site. Might see some significant changes.
I guess its easy to forget that the free market and competition among states actually encourages some states to become ridiculous polluters to bring in jobs. And often the negative impacts of pollution while greatly felt by the local population often have no negative impact on the offenders profit margin... therefor the free market's natural optimizations end up having no positive impact on protecting our air or water...
I always thought it would be nice to have a law that executives of polluting corporations and their enabling politicians should be required to live where the pollution is occurring. Think CAFOs and manure lagoons -- those guys should have to live right next door!
You mean the spill of chemicals that the private owner of the Gold King mine abandoned in 1923
, that was slowly leaking out and poisoning the river anyway? Don't get me wrong, the EPA totally mishandled the situation there (and discipline should be meted out to responsible parties) . . . but the root of the problem was not the EPA.
The Gold King mine is a great example of how the free market utterly fails to handle long term pollution related problems.
come'on. 90+ years and you can't figure out a solution????