Ecosystems Unlimited is the 500 kilogram gorilla of our economy. They have a lot of power.
The civilian government is here to ensure the colonists get a fair deal and that we don't have corporate executives running the planet like their own personal fiefdom.
I told Ecosystems Unlimited that until I'm convinced they're not sapient, the robots are colonists and they can go pack sand. Now, do I have the support to make this stick or am I going to splat like a bug on a windshield?