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).
The building the XL pipeline would cut though many thousands of miles of wildlife and will threaten vast pristine landscapes and rivers. To further endanger wildlife and human life, spills and leaks are inevitably going to occur. Additionally, the XL pipeline will dramatically deepen the addiction to climate-killing fossil fuels. The Keystone XL pipeline should not be built because it poses an imminent threat to the environment. First, building the XL pipeline would cut though many thousands of miles of wildlife and will threaten vast pristine landscapes and rivers.
("Save ANWR") and by continuing to take oil out of the ground there are now empty holes under ground, which means with one bad earthquake will cause a huge catastrophe in Alaska, making harder for animals and maybe humans to live there. By taking out and not replacing what we took is creating our own fates. It creates multiple problems. Ever since 1968 we have known the problems and the possible negative outcomes of drilling. Even though we make advancements into our technology doesn 't mean that they will all be gone there will be
As stated Ru... ... middle of paper ... ... waste of tax payer’s money. However we as a country would still face the pressure from the oil companies to drill onshore in the north. If Canada is victorious so to speak then the problems of the environmental pollution and oil politics still remain to be answered. Furthermore we all know that oil is not the future of our energy so is it worth it to ravage our north’s beauty, environment for something that will put us in further environmental trouble. As the thoughts of money and politics swirl in most peoples head, but should we not try and think ahead.
We really have to consider that depleting our resources at such a rapid rate will only harm us. Drilling in a pristine protected area is not the answer to our problems only enforcing laws for better gas mileage and looking at different sources of energy is going to help us in the long run. If you want to be a part of the decision whether to drill or not you can write a letter or email your senator detailing your concerns you may have over drilling. Works Cited “Arctic Facts.” 5 March 2002.” *www.sierraclub.org*. “Gwich’in Natives and ANWR.” 5 March 2002.” * www.sacbee.com*.
Also a reason to not drill in the refuge is because the reserve is being saved for when our country is in a national emergency, or until when there is no oil left because of its rapid decline in availability. How did you feel when just about a year ago there was the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? That event killed the environment in the Gulf and millions of innocent animals died to our screw up, if the drilling in ANWR is allowed we could be faced with these same exact circumstances again. These are the reasons that the oil drilling in the national refuge should not be allowed. How would you like to see a repeat of the devastating event that took place in the Gulf of Mexico?
Fracking is the highly controversial battle between the success of the economy and the protection of the environment. Environmental activist claim that fracking will ruin our ecosystems and put people 's lives in danger; while fracking companies only care about benefits of greenbacks rather than environmental costs. With the government already investing a myriad of time and money on fracking, the government can help settle this battle. The government needs to regulate fracking to the extent of it becoming a safer process so the environment and its people are no longer in harm. The first regulation the government should implement is for government workers to inspect cement pipes prior to beginning the fracking process.
Oil Spills Effect Wildlife How do you clean up wildlife after an oil spill? Oil spills are dangerous because it has lasting effects on all life cycles. It is important to look at all species that are affected by an oil spill. Oil spills effect the carbon cycle directly. They also effect the food chains in the water and on land.
Opponents of drilling in ANWR cite the environmental problems of off-shore drilling and maintain that this land should be left alone and allowed to stand as an environmental wonder. Given that some environmental groups do not mind allowing technology to invade the environment when it profits them and given the threats of global terror and the ever-increasing dependence our nation has on foreign oil, I believe it is in the best interests of the United States to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Before stating both sides of the argument, I would like to make two observations that I found interesting while researching from the book, Taking Sides. The first thing that I found interesting was that in an environmental science class and in an environmental science textbook, the two articles used to present the pros and cons of opening up oil drilling in ANWR were not written by environmentalists or scientists or even oil technology experts, but rather by an economist, a physicist and a lawyer. The second thing that ran through my head as I was reading both articles was the time at which both were written.
We need to think of a solution that will affect us today and will alleviate our problems. In exchange for this short-term return, we would have to pay a very high long-term price, threatening one of the planet's most unique animal and plant habitats. Scientific analyses by the US Fish & Wildlife Service have concluded that drilling would severely harm the refuge's abundant populations of caribou, polar bears, musk oxen, and snow geese.