Do we have the right to simply bulldoze their environment?
I do that every day already. If the life was worthy of something it would fight back.
What if we can't tell if it's alive?
Glass it anyway
And what about the term 'colonization'? That's highly problematic to anyone who isn't a white male. It implies reckless resource exploitation for the benefit of the few.
Problem? Pic related >Who decides who gets to live in your backup colony?
A literal patriarchy>How will we enforce legal norms in a privately owned mining operation?
What if they decide to turn off your life support systems to crush your union?
I am the one shutting down the life support systems to the space communists
Who will regulate the conditions people will have to endure once our economy moves into space?
The space emperor