Arctic Oil Drillings

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The companies in favor for Arctic drillings should understand what it does to our land and our animals. The need for Arctic drilling in the U.S. is extremely important. But I think that there is an easier and less devastating way of doing so. Also, the cost of Arctic drilling is very expensive. We are paying a lot of money to extract oil, but In a way I think we are paying to devastate our land and kill our animals. Over the years, oil spills have been a great problem in the Arctic. “In 2006, a corroded portion of a pipeline resulted in a leak of 270,000 gallons of oil. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. It killed 1,000 sea otters, tens of thousands of birds and cost over 2 Billion dollars to clean up” (Driscoll and Griswold). “Other groups that are opposing the Arctic drillings include, Greenpeace, the National Congress of American Indians and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service” (Protecting the Arctic). This shows that there are other groups out there who oppose drilling In the Arctic for oil (Driscoll and Griswold). Drilling In the arctic should stop. The companies in favor for arctic drilling should understand what It does to our land and our animals. “In order to protect the National Wildlife Refuge, Senators Maria Cantwell and Mark Kirk introduced legislation (s.1698) by designating it’s coastal plan as wilderness (Protecting the Arctic). Large oil companies who are extracting oil from the Arctic needs to find a new, inexpensive and less deadly way of doing so. Those in favor of Arctic drilling include the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, Exxon Mobil and other petroleum companies (Driscoll and Griswold). It is important to drill less for oil in the ... ... middle of paper ... ...elp In anyway possible. Who knows, perhaps some brave group of people will take a stand to the oil companies and maybe even find a way to stop the Arctic oil drillings But for now, there seems to be no hope for the Arctic recovery efforts. Works Cited Driscoll, SallyGriswold, Marcus. "Arctic Drilling: An Overview." Points Of View: Arctic Drilling (2013): 1. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. "Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge." National Wildlife Refuge Association. National Wildlife Refuge Association, n.d. Web. 18 Browner, Carol. "Why We Now Oppose Drilling in the Arctic." Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. Mar. 2014. Kollewe, Julia, and Terry Macalister. "Arctic Oil Rush Will Ruin Ecosystem, Warns Lloyd's of London." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 12 Apr. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
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