My position on weather to drill or not to drill would be not to drill. I have a few reasons why we should not drill and the major reason is our ecosystem. We will put species in danger of their own environment and they have no control over the situation. Obama gave Shell the ok to drill, but if you look at his leadership for our country and where he has got us, there’s not much to be proud of. Drilling for oil has weaken our glaciers, which leads to more man made issues for the sea life. Reception to change is one habit that hinders thinking when it comes to the drilling. I feel there is no need to change our resources that we cannot recreate because they are mother natures creations. Rejecting the idea without thinking it through all the way does close out other important ideas that come to mind about this topic. When you feel strong about topic, being one sided can take away from the positive outlook on drilling. It pushes your mind from thinking about what can be good for us. For example drilling our own oil will cut down the cost of importing goods, as well as depending on other countries. Reception to change can take over our mind when defending our view on a topic. Face saving or “defense mechanism” hinders our thinking when being bias on a subject. When taking sides on such a strong topic, as drilling defending our image is so important it gets in the way of our thinking. Our pride gets in the way and makes it that much more difficult to overcome our view on
Introduction: Pro/Con Speech
I. Has anyone been to Alaska, or will plan a trip to Alaska? Well it’s a land of cold dark weather that doesn’t appeal to most, but Alaska has been a major topic to the government that affects me and you. The Alaska tundra has been in question to drill oil or to protect the precious environment there. Should the Alaska tundra be opened for oil drilling?
II. Should the Alaska tundra be opened for oil drilling?
III. I will analyze this controversy in terms of the following…
and is located in the Northeastern part of Alaska. ANWR is home to numerous species of wildlife and one of the largest untapped oil preserves in the United States. There is an immense debate between the opposing environmentalists and the politicians who want to drill for oil on a section of ANWR, which is only 1.8% of the refuge. Environmentalists who oppose drilling for oil in Alaska say the wildlife and the native populations are threatened by drilling for oil in ANWR, even though most of the natives…
negatively affect the people who inhabit Alaska.
From an environmentalist perspective, drilling in this area would endanger species and reduce the biodiversity of Alaska. The ANWR is a huge mass of 19.6 million acres housing many different types of animals and plant life in northeastern Alaska in the North Slope region. One very important species in this refuge is the caribou. Eighty percent of the calves are born in the 1002 Area (2000 acres) where drilling would take place. The caribou population…
Drilling for Oil
Apr. 1, 2013
This paper will attempt to examine the state of oil and its acquisition, examining where it’s gotten from, and where it will be taken from in the future. This topic is incredibly divisive and important to the modern world, as oil has caused more than one war in the past. With opportunities to drill domestically, both on- and offshore, popping up, the debate has been heating up as of late, and there does not seem to be…
so out country can get back on its feet. Some solutions that should be taken are; more offshore oil drilling, government regulated oil economy, and for the Obama Administration to give the OK on the proposed keystone XL pipeline. With these solutions it will increase American Oil production and therefore decrease American gas prices.
The first solution would be to create more offshore drilling for energy. The Outer Continental Shelf, (OCS), supplies the most oil and natural gas than any other…
must decrease its dependence on oil and invest in alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar power. Others argue that changing to new power sources is unnecessary and expensive. They state that the United States should search for oil in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, and other currently unexplored areas in the country.
During the 2012 State of the Union address, the President stated “the country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy…
plain of Alaska is one that arises repeatedly whenever the nation faces energy challenges. However drilling in this region can be particularly harmful to certain animals. More than two hundred and fifty animal species call this region of Alaska home. Specifically, the caribou utilize the coastal plains as a place to give birth to their calves in the spring. Research has provided evidence that pregnant caribou are extremely sensitive to disruptions in the environment; therefore drilling may have an…
unsafe working conditions and environmental pollution in regards to the Deepwater Horizon oil spills and Prudhoe Bays has put BP in a vulnerable – and arguably unsustainable – position in the worldwide market.
In April of 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform on the Gulf of Mexico experienced a massive explosion. This explosion was the cause of the world’s largest oil spill to occur in the history of the oil industry. Consequently, 11 crewmembers on the rig were killed and 17 others suffered…
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[Oil industry in north dakota] |
1. North Dakota First two Booms. 3
1.1: 50’s oil boom 3
1.2: 80’s oil boom 4
1.3: Horizontal Drilling in North Dakota. 4
2. The Bakken and the Fraking boom. 5
2.1: The social Impact. 5
2.2: Why now? 6
3. Hydraulic Fraking Process 8
4. Environment impacts 9
4.1 The wild life 10
4.2 Water 10
4.3 CO2 gas emission. 11
8 October 2014
Field Research Report-Offshore Drilling
The oil and gas industry is one of the most controversial yet important sectors in the global economy today, especially in the United States. Oil has been a major part of most Americans’ lives for the better part of the last century. It is our main source of fuel for many modes of transportation such as automobiles, airplanes, and ships. Petroleum also plays a vital part in our society…