Fines levied against those responsible for certain environmentally damaging accidents are now so high that it costs a...

Darian on January 16 at 11:31PM

Why not D?

I saw the explanation for why A is correct but I would still like to see how D is incorrect.

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Shunhe on January 30 at 04:56PM

Hi @Darian-Kashanikhah-2,

Thanks for the question! (D) is wrong because we’re looking for something that weakens the argument. But if anything, (D) strengthens the argument! Because if the fines are ordinary business expenses, then they get to deduct those fines as taxes! And that means that the actual cost of the fines might be lower! So that’s why. Also, in general, the LSAT wouldn’t presume you to know that stuff about expenses. So since you don’t know, it’s just irrelevant.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.