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Re: At a recent meeting on environmental threats off the coast of the stat [#permalink]
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­Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At a recent meeting on environmental threats off the coast of the state of Maine, most participants favored uniform controls on the quality of food fed to salmon species in fish farms located along the coast of the state. Such controls were overwhelmingly supported without regard to whether or not specific environmental damage could be linked to a particular type of food being used. What must, of course, be shown, in order to mitigate the risk of excessively restrictive controls, is that _____ .

(A) all agreed upon controls that are uniform in nature will be implemented without any delay

(B) all fish foods that will be the subject of controls are known to actually cause environmental damage off the coast of Maine

(C) the meeting participants favoring uniform controls are primarily from an industry that competes with the salmon farmers

(D) all of the chemicals that are ingredients in some of the controlled substances are known to cause environmental damage

(E) the environmental damage that has historically been caused by the dangerous fish foods is not reversible in the foreseeable future, if ever


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Correct Answer: B

The correct answer to this question is (B).

This is an EXPLAIN/RESOLVE question, requiring the test taker to resolve a discrepancy that exists between the implementation of uniform controls and the requirement that such controls not be excessively restrictive.

Choice A is incorrect as the speed at which controls are implemented is out of scope.

Choice B is the correct answer, as it eliminates from the controls any fish foods that are not harmful to the environment.

Choice C is incorrect as the nature of the meeting participants is out of scope.

Choice D is incorrect as overly restrictive controls are not minimized by the knowledge that one or more of the substances have ingredients that harm the environment.

Answer choice E is incorrect as the nature of the prior damage is out of scope.­
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