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Which one of the following most accurately . . .

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Which one of the following most accurately . . .

Post Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:45 pm
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    In opposing the 1970 Clean Air Act, the United States automobile industry argued that meeting the act’s standards for automobile emissions was neither economically feasible nor environmentally necessary. However, the catalytic converter, invented in 1967, enabled automakers to meet the 1970 standards efficiently. Currently, automakers are lobbying against the government’s attempt to pass legislation that would tighten restrictions on automobile emissions. The automakers contend that these new restrictions would be overly expensive and unnecessary to efforts to curb air pollution. Clearly, the automobile industry’s position should not be heeded.

    Which one of the following most accurately expresses the method used to counter the automakers’ current position?
    (A) The automakers’ premises are shown to lead to a contradiction.
    (B) Facts are mentioned that show that the automakers are relying on false information.
    (C) A flaw is pointed out in the reasoning used by the automakers to reach their conclusion.
    (D) A comparison is drawn between the automakers’ current position and a position they held in the past.
    (E) Evidence is provided that the new emissions legislation is both economically feasible and environmentally necessary.

    The OA is D.

    Why is D the right answer? I want a step by step explanation.

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    Post Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:32 am
    Vincen wrote:
    In opposing the 1970 Clean Air Act, the United States automobile industry argued that meeting the act’s standards for automobile emissions was neither economically feasible nor environmentally necessary. However, the catalytic converter, invented in 1967, enabled automakers to meet the 1970 standards efficiently. Currently, automakers are lobbying against the government’s attempt to pass legislation that would tighten restrictions on automobile emissions. The automakers contend that these new restrictions would be overly expensive and unnecessary to efforts to curb air pollution. Clearly, the automobile industry’s position should not be heeded.

    Which one of the following most accurately expresses the method used to counter the automakers’ current position?
    (A) The automakers’ premises are shown to lead to a contradiction.
    (B) Facts are mentioned that show that the automakers are relying on false information.
    (C) A flaw is pointed out in the reasoning used by the automakers to reach their conclusion.
    (D) A comparison is drawn between the automakers’ current position and a position they held in the past.
    (E) Evidence is provided that the new emissions legislation is both economically feasible and environmentally necessary.

    The OA is D.

    Why is D the right answer? I want a step by step explanation.
    We're told that the auto industry resisted regulation in 1970 (despite the fact that technology existed that allowed automakers to adhere to the new standards)

    We're also told that the auto industry resists regulation currently.

    So we've got a comparison between their current position (opposition to regulation) and their position in 1970 (irrational opposition to regulation.) The answer is D

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