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# Offshore oil-drilling operations entail an unavoidable risk

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Offshore oil-drilling operations entail an unavoidable risk of an oil spill, but importing oil on tankers presently entails an even greater such risk per barrel of oil. Therefore, if we are to reduce the risk of an oil spill without curtailing our use of oil, we must invest more in offshore operations and import less oil on tankers.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above.

A)Tankers can easily be redesigned so that their use entails less risk of an oil spill.

B)Oil spills caused by tankers have generally been more serious than those caused by offshore operations.

C)The impact of offshore operations on the environments can be controlled by careful management.

D)Offshore operations usually damage the ocean floor, but tankers rarely cause such damage.

E)Importing oil on tankers is currently less expensive than drilling for it offshores.

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09 Mar 2008, 05:36
A ?

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09 Mar 2008, 07:10
A and D are close but A sounds winner.

Anything that can attack on the conclusion of considering offshoring the operations rather than importing the oil is the winner.

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09 Mar 2008, 07:51
Hello,

the conclusion is abt the oil ' spillage ' and not abt how much damage does each way does to the oil production or oil availability.,

in such case, option A should be the ansewr.

whats the OA ?

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10 Mar 2008, 19:29
OA says 'A'.

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11 Mar 2008, 02:23
My heart says A . So I go with A

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