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Oil companies argue strenuously that no further restrictions should be placed on offshore drilling due to our country’s need for energy resources, and the possible serious consequences if new energy reserves are not located and explored now. Of course, the vast sums of money the oil companies stand to reap as a result of these drilling efforts completely invalidates any such arguments.

The questionable pattern of reasoning above is most similar to which of the following?

(A) Everyone in town was wearing boots yesterday, and everyone in town was also carrying an umbrella. Based on this evidence it is obvious that wearing boots causes one to carry an umbrella.

(B) The owner of a local gas station claims to be losing money, but everyone knows that the oil industry is earning record profits, which undoubtedly proves that the gas station’s owner must be lying.

(C) The mayor has argued strenuously in favor of a government housing subsidy. Since such a move would benefit some town residents more than others, this plan should not be implemented.

(D) Although the board claims that their vote in favor of the merger is in the best interest of all shareholders, the fact that the merger will be most beneficial to the board’s members themselves shows that other shareholders should object to the board’s decision.

(E) The individual who cheated on yesterday’s test surely could have answered every question correctly. Mary answered every question on the test correctly, so she must have been the student who cheated.

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Oil companies argue no further restrictions on offshore drilling else serious consequences will be faced
But actually this drilling will have positive impact largely on Oil Companies so this argument isn't valid

Similarly Board members say merger will work for shareholders but actually it is beneficial for board of members so shareholders should object.

A is not relevant
C talks about benefit to some town members but not the mayor who claims so its not the parallel reasoning
E is wrong too
who cheated answer every question right, marry cheated so she must have cheated
B has same pattern of reasoning as E
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