Professor and business ethics scholar Norman Bowie: Environmentalists frequently argue that business has special obligations to protect the environment. Although I agree with the environmentalists on this point, I do not agree with them as to where the obligations lie. Business does not have an obligation to protect the environment over and above what is required by law; however, business does have a moral obligation to avoid intervening in the political arena in order to defeat or weaken environmental legislation. 100
a. Explain Professor Bowie’s reasoning.
b. Do you agree with him? Explain.