There are quite literally any one of hundreds if not thousands of business practices I could cite as examples of what I mean - (especially in the energy industry) but for today's Blog I just want to look at one - Frickin' Frackers.
When permission was granted to a company to start 'Fracking' off the coast of Britain I was horrified. Myself and a group of friends have been watching the USA's experiences of fracking over the last few years and noticed first a correlation, then secondly a correspondence, between fracking and earthquakes (not to mention all the other horrific side effects of fracking). Sure, they are not earthquakes of the magnitude seen recently in Japan - but they are significant enough to cause unpredictable damage. That alone should be enough to stop the practice now. But no - fracking companies are exempt from just about every piece of legislation in existence when it comes to protection of the environment.
Like I said - permission was granted to start fracking off the coast of Britain near Blackpool in March - and guess what? One month later in April, Blackpool which is anything but a seismic activity zone - suffers an earthquake. Here's a piece from the British Newspaper 'The Guardian' testifying to that -
Please, please, please give up just two minutes of your life to watch the trailer for a movie below which encapsulates everything that is wrong about fracking.
This movie is coming to a sink near you! It's something which has to end!
I note with dismay that Exxon polluted the Yellowstone River today - that'll be another slap on the wrist for them then.
I promise I'll be cheerful tomorrow.