Pollution? WWRP do?Submitted by NeoConned on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:34
Ive had a question posed to me by an Obama supporter and would like to get more opinions than just my own to give a more well rounded response.
"Okay, so let's take this as a test case for the New Ron Paul Order.
CO2 is being emitted into the air via the burning of fossil fuels. The CO2 levels are rising, and the CO2 doesn't stay confined to the property of the emitters.
Reasonable people can differ on what the consequences of this will be. BUT, I want to be compensated for this undesired increase the CO2 concentrations of the air over my property. I didn't ask for this extra CO2, and I don't want it.
Someone is getting something from me (a place to dump their CO2 emissions), without compensating me.
I believe that if I wait until the damage is obvious, then I've waited too long, and there will be no way to get compensated at that point. EVERYONE will want compensated, and the most responsible companies will just declare bankruptcy and go out of business.
I want compensated in advance, based on property rights, and the undeniable fact that CO2 is being added to my air without my permission. Exxon says the CO2 isn't a problem, I can find equally credible expert opinion that says otherwise.
What would Ron Paul do?"