Letter to the Editor:
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!