- Published: Monday, 07 September 2015 10:01
- Written by Steve Fiscor
By Steve Fiscor
Imagine seeing footage on SkyTV or CNN of a massive discharge of fouled water from the wilderness. Locals suspect it’s from a mining operation working upstream and a day later their suspicions are confirmed. Meanwhile, the tainted water is moving downstream impacting irrigation systems and the drinking water for thousands along the waterways. The media tracks down the CEO and on live television she says, “Yes, I’m in charge, but I’m not sure what they were doing out there; we will investigate it and get back to you.” There would be outrage, especially from “environmental” groups. Government regulators would issue huge fines, likely driving the mining company into bankruptcy. And, that mining executive would likely face a prison sentence.