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... do what he thought was best according to his heart. Dr. Hammond Eggleson, Miss Merill's professor at Berkeley, identified the butterfly as a new species. He advocated the rights of the butterfly, emphasizing the aesthetic and ecological aspects for decision making. His approach to the situation is an inflexible hard line approach that values species preservation above economic interests, thereby rejecting the utilitarian approach.
California Blue teaches that there is clearly no one "right" answer to environmental decision making in close situations. We can all agree that pollution is bad. We may not agree in some situations that the environmental benefits of not polluting or cleaning the environment outweigh the economic costs. We must remember mankind's responsibility to future generations and others not to foul up the earth and to clean up after ourselves.
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