Here's a really good example of environmental conditions forcing potential business changes.
For many years ports have maintained operations in very low-lying coastal locations. Generally, they have run fairly safely. Yet, it looks as if those days may be numbered. Here a well know conservation group, Conservation Law Foundation (interviewed many times on our show), is suing a major oil company, claiming their port handling facility needs to be shifted away from their site along the upper bay.
Public safety is an agreed goal, but not easy to deliver. The risks continue to rise. Solutions are long-term, and we are short-term thinkers. Corporate responsibility grows each day. The tightening arm of legal accountability is very long and stretching. That is OK as long as policy and regulation is reasonable and not so onerous that it puts companies out of business.
An environmental advocacy group is suing Shell, the global oil and gas company, over a storage facility at the Port of Providence. They claim Shell is failing to protect it from the threat of climate change.