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Polluted Logic

By Ulli Diemer


Letter to the Editor, The Globe and Mail:

The business of allowing polluters to buy their way out of complying with the law is an innovation with vast untapped potential. (Ontario Hydro sells pollution credits to Connecticut company, May 8).

For example, law-abiding drivers could sell their unused speeding and dangerous driving credits to drivers who want to be able to hit the road without having to worry about speed limits or the niceties of the Highway Traffic Act.

Agribusiness companies whose products contain pesticide concentrations exceeding those permitted by law could buy surplus pesticide contamination credits from organic farmers.

In the spirit of this new trend, I am now ready to entertain bids for my unused burglary and armed robbery credits from individuals who have exhausted their own quotas in the course of their trade. Cash only, please.

Let the free market rule!



Ulli Diemer

October 10, 1998
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