Contamination, mainly focusing on the effects that oil development has been having on water quality. So to start with many complaint and arguments have been made that are stating that the water that nearby cities and towns are using are being polluted. One of the top complaints found was methane leaking into underground water ways. This presents quite the problem as methane is highly flammable. You can find many videos of people light water from facets on fire with the high amounts of methane being present. Methane being highly flammable can also be very deadly in high amounts since it can cause an explosion if accumulated in large quantities. Other drilling chemical and materials are also ever present. The biggest concerns of the chemicals that are used are carcinogens. As many know this are known to cause cancer. Other drilling chemicals are present and there are a large variety of them that are used. Many have been disclosed by oil companies but few still remain to be determined. However it’s not even the chemicals that are the most of the worries. The staggering amou...
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...eports/Clean-Energy-Trends-2013). It’s indicative that these trends continue after this time period so that we do not leave our future generations to the mercy of the heavily subsidized oil industry. Oil is what we inherited and it’s what is going to be used until it runs out, but we should begin to look towards sustainability with much greater enthusiasm to escape the coming negative effects of oil depletion.
In conclusion, we hope that the darker side of the oil development double edge sword has been brought to the light. From the contamination of both soil and water to the use of the land, the affects to natural wildlife and the areas communities, and the reduction to alternative energies the negatives are spread throughout everyday life. Hopefully we can look at both sides and be able to make educated decisions that are good for issues today and in the future.
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