Industry profiting from political decisions

To the Editor,

I doubt any industry profits more from the Trump administration’s loosening of environmental protections than the U.S. fossil fuel industry, which contributes to global warming and a drier, more fire-susceptible climate.

With the unprecedented burning of west coast forestry and off-the-chart poor-air advisories, I wonder how many fossil fuel industry CEOs and/or their young families may also be caught in harm’s way.

Assuming the CEOs are not naïve enough to believe their descendants will somehow always evade the health repercussions related to the industry’s environmentally reckless decisions, I wonder whether the profit objective of a CEO’s job-description nature is somehow irresistible to him or her?

I recall the allegorical fox stung by the instinct-abiding scorpion while ferrying it across the river, leaving both to drown.

Frank Sterle, Jr.

White Rock, B.C.

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