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post #39 of Old 11-07-2013
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Re: The Ocean is broken? really?

Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
I/we/you may not like that, but it is the only logical way. Strong Federal protection of our waters, restriction, fines, regulations.

Yep. Even though I lean far into libertarian territory, I believe that the federal government should be very powerful in protecting our environment. Clearly, the "free market" has failed in this area and really has no way of succeeding. For instance, copper mining/refining is extremely toxic. We all use lots of copper, but how many of us buy copper directly? So how can the consumer have any market power to wield on copper producers? Only through a collective body.
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