Pollution is an international problem; it physically crosses boundaries between states. The creators of pollution are often corporations which operate in several countries or are parts of multinational conglomerates. If those who fight against pollution are successful in one country, the producers of pollution may shift their operations to a country where opposition is weaker. The struggle against pollution is therefore an international struggle.
Recommended CitationRoebuck, Derek, Poisoned by Pollution, Australian Left Review, 1(48), 1975, 39-47.