Environmental Law & Ethics
Scenario: Eric is an Assistant Vice President at marine paint manufacturing plant. One day, he accidentally discovers an email from his boss, the Vice President, to the President, notifying him of an internal study finding the paint leeches from the bottom of boats into the marine environment. The paint has been found to create birth defects in marine life. He also sees the President’s response email, in which he directs the Vice President to erase all evidence of the study and tell no one. The President also directs the Vice President to erase the email. Eric is concerned about the findings of the study, but he also fears losing his job.
Create a 350- to 700-word analysis with the following information:
- Which administrative agency governs regulatory compliance of the manufacturer?
- What are the ethical concerns regarding the President’s actions, and what do you believe Eric should do?