OVERVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT for Offshore Drilling Cons in the U.S.
What is oil/gas extraction?
Two processes used to extract oil and gas from the earth are offshore drilling and fracking. Read the Offshore Drilling Links to an external site.and FrackingLinks to an external site. overviews through the NOVA online library database, Opposing Viewpoints, to gain understanding of the processes and issues surrounding these extraction methods. (Note: You may need to use your Blackboard login to read these articles.)
Politicians and pundits have fiercely debated the extent to which the U.S. should become involved in different forms of oil/gas extraction, such as offshore drilling and fracking. Environmentalists are concerned that these types of extractions pose threats to the environment while others support the United States’ need for energy independence.
Opponents of U.S. oil/gas extraction claim that there are too many environmental risks. They also argue that an increase in American oil/gas extraction will negatively impact political and economic relationships due to changes in importing and exporting needs. Yet another concern relates to health issues caused by the processes of oil/gas extraction.
Supporters of oil/gas extraction, meanwhile, argue that because of volatile political and economic relationships with oil producing countries, such as the Middle East, the U. S. needs to become energy independent. They also argue that the process of oil/gas extraction creates jobs for Americans, which will help stabilize the U. S. economy and increase the quality of life for U. S. citizens.
How does oil/gas extraction impact the environment? What political and economic ramifications might U.S. oil/gas extraction have on international relationships? Why might oil/gas extraction be considered a health concern for people?
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