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Do you think that offshore oil drillers should compensate beach vendors negatively impacted by coastal pollution's economic effects?

  • They most definitely should

    We should probably just ban off shore drilling in my opinion. That will never happen though because we care more about money than the environment. I do imagine it is pretty ugly looking out into the ocean seeing a oil driller. Probably stops people from swimming in the water. If People are not swimming in the water, it means they are probably not at the beach. Which means the oil drillers are hurting the vendors.

  • Oil drillers are to blame and they should pay up.

    Offshore oil drillers should compensate beach vendors negatively impacted by coastal pollution's economic effects. This is because these vendors probably made their entire living in these coastal communities and the oil drillers caused them to lose their potential to make money. They will not have to pay forever though, because the damage will eventually be cleaned up.

  • If they own the land.

    Yes, I think that offshore oil drillers should compensate beach vendors negatively impacted by coastal pollution's economic effects, because those people have a right to the space that they own or have leased in order to make a living. When one person disrupts another person's space, they owe that person compensation.

  • Yes, the beach vendors should be compensated.

    The Beach vendors are a business and someone else's business is negatively impacting their own. They are not competing businesses, it's just that one business negatively effects the other without being affected themselves. The fact that they are negatively impacting the Beach vendor's business gives the Beach vendors every right to expect some sort of compensation.

  • No, offshore drilling should not be permitted at all.

    No, offshore drilling should be made illegal, making the issue of compensating beach vendors mute. Offshore drilling does not just negatively impact the livelihood of a few beach vendors in the short term. It renders the beach unable to be enjoyed for years to come, and it effectively kills the delicate ecosystem in the area. The losses are so great that they cannot be measured in dollars.


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