Is it correct for government to shut down "dirty" coal plants? Since mercury is a known human health hazard, and because there are many other forms of energy production, does such a shutdown fall under the government protecting individuals from physical harm rule? (one of the few proper functions of government)
asked Aug 23 '12 at 18:23
In principle, the question is correct, subject to some qualifications. Refer to the topics of "Pollution" and "Ecology/Environmental Movement" in The Ayn Rand Lexicon.
answered Aug 24 '12 at 02:09
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