Government intervention in business operations forms the best tool for ensuring that their operations take care of the environment and the people who live in it. It is the major tool for guaranteeing that resources exploitation and use is harmonized with inter and intra-generational equity in access and utilization. Since the onset of the industrial revolution, emissions released into the atmosphere have been increasing year after year.
Emissions have been one of the major causes of the presently looming disaster of global warming. It is predicted that the phenomenon will reach intolerable levels in the near future if the problem of pollution is not addressed. To add to that, emissions form the main source of upper respiratory problems globally and particularly in US. Most of the people working in high emission areas or living nearby are specifically at higher risks.
2. Paper overview This paper explores government involvement in business activities to try and establish the best systems that assist in reducing the emissions by companies. Therefore, the paper evaluates Shell Dutch Royal Company in US and its operations to ascertain the rationale of the government need for intervention with reference to the emissions released by various companies.
Globally, the paper explores and compares the history and development of emissions control measures as a proactive or a reactive system to address societal problems. It uses economic and environmental principles to asses the cost and benefits of the system. From the analysis of the system effectiveness, the paper derives effective recommendations that aim at ensuring business operations maximize their profitable operations while exerting minimal negative effects to the life support systems.