|Photo, Wendy Lynne Lee, 10.13.12, faulty re-welded weld, TRANSCO Pipeline, |
CNYOG Compressor Station, Sullivan County, PA
What Mr. Markle doesn't get, apparently, is that there's a world of difference between voluntary and involuntary risk.
Folks who live in Tornado Alley know that they may be at risk for cyclone activity--they take that on as a voluntary risk. But if, say, you lease YOUR land to Williams, and they build a pipeline that later explodes setting MY house on fire, I have been subjected to an involuntary harm.
Indeed, I have been made to subsidize with MY house, MY property values, and potentially MY life and health YOUR voluntary risk. And I have been made to do so involuntarily. There's nothing remotely defensible in THAT. Hence, faulty analogy.