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…
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…
The state I chose to study is Alaska, also known as the last frontier. It is the largest state in the U.S. Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959. The capitol of Alaska is Juneau. Alaska borders Canada, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Beaufort Sea, the Bearing Sea and the Chukchi Sea. Anchorage and Fairbanks are major cities in Alaska.
The state bird for Alaska is the willow ptarmigan. The state fish is the king salmon. Alaska’s state mammal is the moose. The…
Petersburg, Alaska, located on Mitkoff Island, is considered Alaska’s Little Norway. Petersburg grew up around a salmon cannery and sawmill built by Peter Buschmann between 1897 and 1899. Petersburg is named after Peter Buschmann and part of its charm lies in its magnificent setting and the Scandinavian design of some of its buildings and houses.
Downtown merchants sell a variety of products including gifts and souvenirs, hunting and fishing gear and licenses, camping…
Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, right before Hawaii became the 50th state that same year.
Many of Alaska’s 722,200 people live in modern cities, and many live in small remote villages where their families have lived for thousands of years. The population of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is 296,000.
Juneau (population 32,300) is the State Capital.
If you place Alaska, with all of its islands, on top of the “continental” United States, it spans from the Great Lakes to Texas and from Florida…
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Drill or Not To Drill
August 26, 2012
Oil Drilling has its pros and cons, and some people are for it and some people are against it. It has come down to the issue of people wanting to have new power sources for the country, rather than to keep drilling. More or less these people want to have alternative sources of energy to help save on the planet, to be more “green.” Oil Drilling isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be. If you look into the way objects/products…
The chapter “Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship,” in the book, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them, by Amy and David Goodman, illuminates the atrocities, murders, pollution, and human rights violations associated with Chevron in Nigeria, committed with the support of the Nigerian government and the US government. Goodman makes many good points and insights about the inhumane and horrible atrocities happening…
In your life whether you’re fourteen, forty, or eighty, someone you meet will light a fire
in you that cannot die. This person will make you reveal things about yourself that you didn’t
know was there. They make you see life in a different perspective, and teach you how to live,
not just survive.
Looking for Alaska
is a book that shows you how one person can make a
huge impact on anothers life. Alaska Young is a rebellious, mysterious, and fragile teen who…