An environmental engineer with five years of experience reads a story in the daily paper about a proposal being presented to the city council to construct a new sewage treatment plant near protected wetlands. Based on professional experience and the facts presented in the newspaper,the engineer suspects the plant would be extremely harmful to the local ecosystem. Which of the following would be an acceptable course of action? The engineer should contact appropriate agencies to get more data on the project before making a judgment. The engineer should write an article for the paper's editorial page urging the council not to pass the project. The engineer should circulate a petition through the community condemning the project,and present the petition to the council. The engineer should do nothing because he doesn’t have enough experience in the industry to express a public opinion on the matter.

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