Ethics, Policy and Environment 16 (2):188-207 (2013)

Adam Konopka
DePaul University
This paper identifies the duty to care for the public interest in the commonly valued ecological goods of the Gulf as one of the basic essential features of the moral significance of the federal policies that govern the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. I argue that the Clean Water Act and the Oil Protection Act implicitly provide for a communitarian interpretation of the public and ecological goods of this event that warrants a virtue ethical account of normativity that is ultimately expressed in the duty to care, a duty that is one of the central moral principles that underlies the punitive damages doctrine
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