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  • America MUST Drill for Oil in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

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    overwhelming dependency on foreign oil and to help the process of finding another mass energy source. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge better known as the ANWR is a rich treasure of oil and gas that can help lessen Americas need for foreign resources. Drilling on the ANWR will not only help the American economy, but will also help aid America in the future. Many ask “why do we need this oil in Alaska? Is it to make America a more dominant world power? Is it to increase pollution by getting more oil?”

  • Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

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    Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling Issue #7 was debating whether the oil reserves in the Arctic Circle should be drilled or not. First argument was presented from Dwight R. Lee, who strongly encouraged the drilling process. Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins opposed Lee's argument with their own. Both arguments have similar and different points. "Both views agree that nature has a value; however, they disagree on the form that value" (pg118, 1st paragraph). Viewing

  • We Should Allow Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

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    offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Proponents say that drilling in ANWR would make the United States more self-sufficient in the area of energy, while at the same time not doing excessive damage to the environment of the area. 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

  • The Argument Against Drilling In Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

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    species such as migratory birds, polar bears, and wolves (Lynne and Roberts 1). Most of ANWR’s designated oil area is owned by indigenous Alaskan people (Klyza and Ford-Martin 1). Though these are some of the concerns when debating to stop any further drilling, the more prevalent matters to anti-drillers are; the caribou species, duration of changes (benefits), and why keep a bill that contradicts already existing federal acts. As mentioned earlier, the caribou is a sensitive matter to environmentalist

  • Pros and Cons of Natural Gas Drilling in the Drillers Are Coming by Mark Fischetti

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    In his article The Drillers Are Coming Mark Fischetti examines the pros and cons of the natural gas drilling procedure known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking. He also discusses the Marcellus formation, a shale deposit that stretches from New York to Tennessee (Fischetti, 2010). According to the article, the Marcellus formation could potentially provide the United States with enough natural gas for the next 40 years if consumption rates stay at the present rates (Fischetti, 2010). Fischetti discusses

  • Exploration Feasibility Study of Kansas’s Central Uplift for Intended use in Stochastic Decision Tree Analysis in New Drilling Programs

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    Feasibility Study of Kansas’s Central Uplift for Intended use in Stochastic Decision Tree Analysis in New Drilling Programs Prepared for: A.C.T. Operating Company Midland, Texas NOTE- PLACE A TTU SEAL IN THE BACKGROUND ABSTRACT My master’s project consisted of an exploration program feasibility study of Kansas’s Central Uplift. The purpose of the study was to see if drilling is justifiable in this region after analyzing Kansas’s Geological Survey lease production database. The

  • Essay On Oil And Natural Gas

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    into four major processes. • Exploration, • Well development, • Production, • Site abandonment. Exploration involves the search for rock formations associated with oil or natural gas deposits, and involves geophysical prospecting and/or exploratory drilling. Well development occurs after exploration has located an economically recoverable field and involves the construction of one or more wells from the beginning (called spudding) to either abandonment if no hydrocarbon are found or to well completion

  • Should We Drill Offshore for Oil?

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    countries or by drilling offshore. This essay will address the issue from Taking Sides (2013) of “Should we drill offshore for oil?” First, I will talk about the benefits of offshore drilling, economically and socially. Next, I will talk about various arguments against offshore drilling, paying special attention to possible environmental threats. Finally, I will say my personal beliefs, taking both sides into consideration. Baird, (in Easton 2013) argues in favor of drilling offshore for oil

  • To Drill or Not to Drill: There Is No Question

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    “Clean water is not limitless; it needs to be protected” and natural gas drilling jeopardizes our clean water! Developing our energy resources can not come at the expense of our environmental resources – our water, our land, and our ecosystems. Therefore as a resident of Pennsylvania I do take a stand against natural gas drilling hoping to protect our environment resources and wildlife. Over the past few years natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has become a popular topic of controversy. The reason

  • Offshore Riches and Onshore Problems

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    consequences of offshore drilling. (Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill). EPA’s response was to make clean up organizations, but is that enough to solve the problem of offshore drilling? As the industrial Revolution began, the use of gas increased with the use of factories. In the late 1800s, a business man named H. L. William began offshore drilling in Summerland, California. The offshore wells wharves were built out into the Santa Barbara Channel. With no transport costs, offshore drilling became a popular option