The legislature is considering a proposed bill that would prohibit fishing in Eagle Bay. Despite widespread concern o...

Caroline on August 13, 2015

Misunderstanding

Why is the answer D?

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Melody on August 19, 2015

We are told that despite widespread concern over the economic effect this ban will have on the fishing industry, it should still be enacted. The reason we are given is that the bay has one of the highest water pollution levels in the nation and a recent study of the bay's fish found that 80% of them contained toxin levels that exceed government safety standards.

So, since people eat these fish with high toxin levels, continuing to permit fishing in Eagle Bay could have grave effects on public health.

As you can see, the argument shows of evidence, i.e. results of the recent study, that prove that not enacting the bill could result in grave effects on public health, i.e. "would carry with it unacceptable risks for the public welfare."

Thus, answer choice (D) is correct.

Hope that clears things up! Please let us know if you have any other questions.