Given the different circumstances of both communities and environmental media, it makes sense to allow those most directly affected by the pollution issue in question to decide for themselves how best to deal with it. Not only will the tradeoffs associated with differing approaches be more fully appreciated, but, given the fact that people prefer to live amidst those more like them than not, local decisionmaking will almost certainly prove less injurious to minority preferences than decisionmaking at some other level of government

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