NationStates Jolt Archive

Resolution 11

19-07-2007, 20:42

Ban Single-Hulled Tankers
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: All Businesses
Proposed by: The imperial senators

Description: Ban Single-Hulled Tankers!

Leaky single-hulled tanker ships can cause enormous environmental damage and cost millions of dollars to clean up. Millions of barrels of crude oil are lost to the oil-hungry nations of the world. We must unite to ban single-hulled tankers and endorse the use of double-hulled tankers. This would prevent environmental disasters like the one caused by the damaged tanker off the coast of Spain in 2002 and help lower the cost of fuel as more would be reliably available to every nation. It would also be a boon to fishing, tourism, and shipbuilding industries.

Votes For: 16,664
Votes Against: 2,670

Implemented: Mon Apr 28 2003
Is this resolution is a Real World violation because it mentions the Prestige spill of Galicia, Spain?
Retired WerePenguins
19-07-2007, 20:48
Simple answer. It is now, it wasn't then. The laws weren't retroactively applied. More over, the laws are technically metagame rules and thus ironically you can't use the "real world" argument in a repeal beause that's a metagame violation.
19-07-2007, 20:53
Well that's too bad. I was hoping to get such a silly resolution repealed easily. Now if I want this resolution gone I'll have to make a case against it.
19-07-2007, 21:21
I'd maybe use something that it doens't have any real guts to it. It doesn't do anything to actually ban the tankers, just says "we have to".

But I suck at writing proposals.
20-07-2007, 01:54
Again, that would be a good reason to crush a new proposal, but it's not really much cop against an old-style resolution. The call to arms is a pretty clear mandate for the time.