Environmental Ethics: How Does Your Ethical Yardstick Measure Up Against The Rest Of The Environmental Community?
January 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
To improve our understanding of environmental ethics we will explore some of the deeper ethical concerns with Risk-Based decision-making that drives a majority of federal and state environmental regulatory decisions. We will briefly discuss some moral philosophies that form a basis for the way western civilization views environmental values. We will reconstruct how those ethical considerations are lost in the web of technical jargon, unproven assumptions, uneven risk distribution, and cost-benefit analysis that often accompany the myriad reports, applications and memos that are created during an environmental investigation and remediation project.