#208: Mine Collapse Rocks @@NAME@@ [Emperor Matthuis; ed:Sirocco]
A mine has collapsed in @@NAME@@ burying hundreds of workers. Calls have been made by the families to tighten up mining safety laws.
1. "We need tighter laws to protect vulnerable miners!" moans @@RANDOMNAME@@, a family member of one of the victims. "The mines are being propped up by twigs, the hard hats might as well be made of polystyrene, and the inspectors are all bribed! New laws must be made and the people responsible for allowing this to happen brought to justice."
2. "These allegations are ludicrous and unfounded," says @@RANDOMNAME@@, CEO of the South @@NAME@@ Mining Company. "We use the finest twigs to build our mines and the last thing we need is the government tying us down with yet more rules. More safety laws means more expense means less profit and less profit means companies will look elsewhere to get their goods. You should leave us alone before you destroy thousands of jobs - do you really want that on your conscience?"
Went with the second option, brought down my economy from Frightening (just reached that) to All-Consuming. Can't imagine that being intentional since there's no way that'll bring your economy down, and usually listening to a CEO brings it up... :/
edit: I'm not in the WA either, and I'm 100% sure it was still Frightening before I answered this issue.