StrategiesUsed by this Industry to ensure Information does not Leak to thepublic
Thecompany has intensified campaigns against the Gas land documentarywith intention of promoting and defending industry’s practices.Furthermore, the industry has argued that the documentary wasfinanced by their competitor in gas and oil industry with aim ofharming its reputation. The practice carried out by this company isintended to blind-fold members of the public that the industry issocially responsible in maintaining the growth and conservation ofthe environment(Duo, 2015).Though the industry is heavily polluting the environment, it employsthis strategy to make people think that it is acting in good faith.Such prevents the public from accessing critical information aboutthe industry.
Theindustry being the main producers of natural gas, uses its exemplaryfinancial status to hide information from the citizens. The industryhas capital power to buy justice whenever faced with any tragedy.This prevents the common man from knowing the actual happenings inthe organization.
Theindustry employs internal auditors who review the progress of theorganization. This is one of the strategies used by these cooperatesto prevent the public from getting into contact with confidentialinformation about the industrysince the auditing report is treated with high confidentiality (Duo,2015).The evaluation of workers is done internally without allowing thepublic to assess any information about their employees as theauditors are under obligation to maintain the company’s image.
Theindustry being among the leading source of domestic tax, thegovernment tends to give it the privilege which prevent it fromfrequent external auditing thus derailing information from getting tothe public. This strategy is crucial in preventing their misconductissues from leaking to the public hence giving them appropriate timein solving internal wrangles without disclosing to the citizens.
Effectsof the Industry’s Operations to the Environment
Productionof greenhouse gases to the atmosphere leads to global warming,disruption of the ozone layer, health hazards to human beings andincreased damage of buildings. If these gases are carelessly releasedto the surroundings, cause a gradual increase of temperatures in theenvironment. Such makes it unfavorable to living things such as manand animals to live in those polluted areas. In addition, inhalationof hazardous wastes from oil producing industries causes healthinfections to man and can even lead to death if not well managed(Duo,2015).Due to the ozone layer destruction, farm productions will decreasesignificantly because of the disruption of nutrient supply in thesoil. Furthermore, liquid wastes from the industry which are releasedto rivers cause the death of marine animals because of the pollutantssuch as oil spillage interfers with circulation of oxygen in thewater.
Reasonwhy the Government is not Protecting the Environment from theIndustry
Oiland gas are classified as non-hazardous and the management of thewaste products from this industry is subject to state discretion.Most wells are hydraulically fractured thus they produce largequantities of solid and liquid wastes. Surprisingly, the law set byRCRA does not apply to gas and oil production. Between the year 1995and 2009 there has been a dramatic increase in the production ofnatural gas in the country(Duo, 2015).This is because of the favors which the government has for gasproducing industries making them to be considered as non-harmful toliving organisms. The national administration on environmentalsustainability argues that livestock farming produces high level ofmethane gas which is a major pollutant to the environment. The reportprovided by EPA also favors the oil and natural gas producingindustry hence there was no recommendation from the government toregulate production environmental wastes. This shows partiality fromthe government in its measures of regulating air polluting gases.Powerful interest groups have joined together and frustrated thegovernment on its measures on regulation of the amount of hazardousgases produced to the atmosphere. The bill passed by parliament in2010 prevents EPA from regulating the amount of methane emitted tothe environmentby gas and oil industries (Duo, 2015).These emerging trends have been facilitated by politicallyinfluential personnel who prevent administration of justice thusenabling certain section of industries to be free from new emissionsstandards for gases to the ecosystem. When the government ignorescertain companies which are the highest contributors of theenvironment pollution while imposing strong laws on other venturesthus raising internal conflicts hence it become hard to implementpollution standard in the United States of America.
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