Caged canaries were once brought deep into the coal mines to act as an early warning system for the workers. If the bird fell off its perch and died the miners knew the air was becoming unfit to breathe. Around the world men, women, and children are being subjected to this same fate. Today, in our battle for survival, as in any other war, the decision makers are far removed from the danger. Ira Rennert is one such decision maker.
If you’ve never heard of him you are not alone, he likes his privacy. He hides behind dozens of corporations and lives on a 60 acre sanctuary in New York state next to the Atlantic Ocean.
Rennert is the man behind the curtain at Renco Group, a private holding company, that owns the Doe Run mining concern who were expelled from Peru recently for the ongoing environmental abuses attributed to them since 1997. In an article published yesterday titled "US Firm kicked out of Peru mining group for pollution." and carried by Yahoo news, the author relates that the La Oroya mining operation is one of the top ten most polluted sites in the world. What the article does not cover though is the suffering inflicted upon the townspeople of La Oroya 150 kilometers east of Lima.
In order to correct that oversite I would kindly ask you to watch this video.
Ira Rennert may be the worlds worst polluter.