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Natural science : Sustainability

How might an ecosystem services approach strengthen the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment process, and how might it weaken that process?

Please answer the following questions using 1-2 scholarly sources as references.
The lack of a prolonged shift in public opinion following the Deepwater Horizon spill suggests that Americans value access to cheap gasoline above the environmental consequences of obtaining it. How, in your view, can activists bring about a change in public attitudes toward this fuel?
How exactly does “regulatory capture” arise, and what do you think are the best ways to combat it (and why)?
In 2013, at the behest of Congress, the National Research Council assessed the ecological damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon spill using an “ecosystem services” approach, which focuses on the goods and services that natural resources supply to people. How might an ecosystem services approach strengthen the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment process, and how might it weaken that process?