Letter to the editor: Sites are needed for disposal of contaminated dredge spoils from the local harbor. However, t...

Krystle on November 15, 2016

Question 10 June 2010 Practice Exam

Please explain

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Mehran on December 2, 2016

@krys the conclusion here is, ". . . the approach you propose would damage commercial fishing operations."

The support provided for this conclusion?

". . . over 20,000 people have signed petitions opposing your approach and favoring instead the use of sand-capped pits in another area."

Who are these people? And how do we know that they are opposing this approach because it would damage commercial fishing operations?

(D) points out this flaw, i.e. "The argument's conclusion is based on the testimony of people who have not been shown to have appropriate expertise."

So (D) would be the correct answer.

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