Drilling In Alaska Dbq

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Drilling in Alaska “In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis”-Lois Capps. This quote explains how there different ways to solve our problems and drilling is not the right way to solve this. In addition to costing a lot of money, it would also destroy animal habitats. While drilling, the oil can also pollute the ocean. Everyone is asking ‘Should The United States should Drill for Oil in Alaskan Wilderness?’ The best way to sort this out is by looking at the Economic factors, Environmental Factors, and Other Factors. Drilling in Alaskan wilderness would cause economic problems. Drilling in Alaska would not solve gasoline and oil problems. This is because in Document C it shows a study that it would only reduce US oil imports by 4%, which means it won't make that…show more content…
In Document B it says that jobs would be created, but at the same time it would be too expensive. Document B also says “If oil is discovered, less than 2,000 acres of the 1.5 million acres of the Coastal Plain would be affected” this says that it would destroy people's homes. There is no reason to try to solve a problem, when you’re going to create another. Anything can go wrong if you drill for oil. In the Pro-Drilling video, it showed that a reef spilled more than 11 million gallons of oil in Alaska. This proves that anything can go wrong, so the best thing to do is not to do it at all. The Pro-Drilling video also showed that their is a decline in Alaska, by drilling it would decrease even more. In Document A, it shows a map and some animals like seals, polar bears, arctic owls, and wolves, by drilling they all will be harmed. Although drilling in Alaska had its pro’s, it's con’s are more important. Some documents showed that it can be good but at the same time there would be a problem. Drilling would cause economic factors, environmental problems, and other problems. The best thing is to be safe than
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