Economics / Finance / Business
For an unclean
A Business Plan (flow-chart) for monetizing pollution:
Fossil-fuel companies look for coal/gas/oil.
Deposit is suspected - go below v
If nothing likely - go to the right >
They dig or drill or virtually explore, to find an accumulation of fossil fuel.
If a deposit is found v
If no deposit >
If the deposit may be "rich", they
ask investors for up-front money.
If no investors agree to give $ >
If investors provide funds v
With investor cash, they buy rights to where the fossil-fuel is.
Go below v
If unable to purchase rights >
Nothing thought to be there.
Start over. Look elsewhere.
No deposit found - go above ^
Unable to come up with funding for the project.
Return to beginning ^
Without rights from government officials, project is stymied...
Corrupt payments, lawsuits, or intimidation could be tried...
Otherwise, go above ^
Drilling/fracking/mining operations are set up.
If fossil fuel is unearthed v
If unable to obtain the material >
After extraction, the raw material gets transported for processing.
Assume no major problems v
If unable to transport >
the product is transported to a "buyer/purchaser".
Sell product to "buyer" v
No one wants to buy the product >
Can logistics problem be resolved?
If so, return to left <
If not, argue with investors about how to split financial losses ^
If transportation problems are unsolvable ^
An odd situation, but one could sell it at a loss.
Go two steps up ^
"Buyers" burn the fuel in order to accomplish a profitable task
(or sell to customers to burn).
If goes as planned v
If consumers won't pay >
Consumers pay the "buyer" for the services/item v
Citizens refuse to buy the services/item >
Consumers don't pay as expected.
The price could be dropped and sold at a loss ^
Or the buyer may try again later, when economic factors change.
Boycott disrupts this scenario.
Fossil-fuels stay in the ground.
Investors lose $, corporations go bankrupt, employees lose jobs.
Lives are saved, investors place ($) bets on different businesses, employees try to find other work.
Other options to stop this toxic madness:
Appeal to investors, boards of directors, and corporate CEO’s
to stop seeking pollution-oriented profits?
Convince political leaders to refuse campaign contributions
from pollution-profiteering companies?
Ask government leaders to make profits from pollution illegal?
Ask voters to vote for candidates who will prohibit pollution?
Ask polluting companies to no longer lobby political leaders?
Ask them to stop using ads to convince people to ignore pollution?
Ask commercial media owners to no longer accept those commercials?
Ask workers in pollution-related jobs to go on strike until company
bosses put the company out of business by leaving the fossil-fuel
where it sits (and thereby laying off all the workers)?