When parties contract to build the world's largest hydroelectric project, upon whom should the burden fall to mitigate the costs to the environment resulting from the lack of foresight and research into the effects of the projects? In the recent past, society's view has been too myopic to comprehend the importance of the environment to all of humanity in sustaining life. Accordingly, people must participate in the decision-making process of national and international corporations in order to police environmentally deleterious activities.
Ian M. Paregol, Shocking Revelations at Hydro-Quebec: The Environmental and Legal Consequences of the Quebec-New York Power Line, 7 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 155 (1998).