My issues with the conflict in INS was the fact that Picard isn't thinking it through: The Baku aren't native to the planet, there's a few hundred so, and the tech could save millions. Pack 'em up, move 'em out. I get his point about "when does it get to be wrong", but sorry Picard needs of the many and all that.
Now, had it been a massively populated planet, no way to evac the natives, and millions or billions would die to harvest the rings, that'd make sense to me.
That's the problem right there. Picard's argument is basically that "just because they didn't come from the planet natively doesn't make removing them right
", but I think the character motivations would be much easier to swallow if, as cliched as it seems, the Baku actually were natives of the planet.