To Drill or Not to Drill Essay

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To Drill or Not To Drill
Anabel Garcia
HUM 114
March 14, 2013
Judith Guetzow

To Drill or Not To Drill
The demand for oil in the United States is always on the rise, even though the pries is also rising. Although many people are debating how to best meet the need for energy in the United States, I agree that this country must decrease its dependence on oil and invest in alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar power rather than drilling in Alaska or the Gulf Coast. Even though some people argue that changing to new power sources is unnecessary and expensive, I think it is well worth it.
Considering the expense it will take to do a conversion for alternative power sources, may hinder my way of thinking. Due to the thought that the nations taxes may go up in order to accomplish this conversion my judgment may sway. The nation is always complaining on the rise in taxes, therefore they would rather keep our current consumption disregarding the fact that the world’s natural resources are limited.
Thinking in the growing number in population and how we tend to use up our natural resources helps me to oversee the expense that people may have in order to change or seek alternative power sources. From my point of view people should consider the fact that the natural resources will one day finish. At the rate we have been consuming our planet; it is easy to see that one day oil will also run out. Now is the time to look for alternatives rather