Husky Enery faces charges after recent investigations into their operations by authorities. Polluting substances are alleged to have been released into the environment contrary to law, and have of course caused a negative impact on the environment. What can be done about the continuing problem of companies polluting the environment?
A good starting position would be to increase the severity of the penalties related to polluting. Can companies continue to ignore laws and just pay a fine to get out of it? Fines are perhaps too low to make larger corporations fear and obey the law.
Solutions to the problem of rupturing and leaking oil or gas pipelines:
- sensing devices to warn of impending breaks
- alternative materials for seals, gaskets and coatings
- alternative materials for the pipe units