It is fair to say that most would not want to live in a world without electricity, but if society cannot agree on an energy to use, this imaginary world could become a very real way of life. “Citizens and community members everywhere are seeking smart solutions to our biggest problem - the ecological collapse” (“Top 10 Pros and Cons” 1). The United States’ economy has been fueled by fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Then, the early 1900s introduced a new, versatile source, oil. Through the 1950s, most Americans viewed rapid economic growth and high consumer spending as positive trends but this prosperity was fouling air and water and damaging natural resources. President Lyndon B. Johnson observed, “Pollution is now
Over the past years Native Americans had cared for their own sacred lands, the story and religion that their primogenitors had taught them. The Native Americans had still carried the strong belief, that their land shall stay the same as if it should've been until new people had come in from elsewhere to change the land to something we all see outside till this day. However, there is a new project “The Dakota Access Pipeline” that had crossed the line of Native American trust between the new people that had changed everything the Natives had had since their ancestors were still living. No matter what effect the pipeline puts on most people there are some positive causes that can change a person such as protesters to think positive towards the pipeline being built on Indian reservation land. Even if the pipeline can cause many people to have a thought that the pipeline should not be built, only if they can hear from both sides, they can have a second thought and allow the pipeline to be built.The Dakota Access
I am called Yarrow, by those who know me. Allow me to enter my story for the record. Once every four years, the many nations of planet Foath send forth their greatest athletes to compete against each other in epic showdowns. Over the course of two weeks, the mighty athletes challenge one another in a multitude of events.
Loren Blackford is a volunteer from New York. She, like the others on this short list, enjoy volunteering for a certain cause. Particularly, Loren likes to help on the topics of climate change and environmental preservation. However, she states that, “for others, it’s about the engagement of young people, committed to environmental justice in their own backyards” (Blackford). This is the case for many others; some want to help the big picture with climate change solutions, and other volunteers just want to help out their neighborhood.
Bill McKibben is considered to be America’s first environmentalist activist. His project 350.org works to spread awareness of climate change around the world. Without his push to end projects such as the Keystone Pipeline, the planet would quickly reach the uninhabitable state he fears. While it’s too late to reverse the damages already done, he encourages everyone to do their part to keep the world from getting any worse. His efforts, along with activists around the world, have successfully divested $2.6 trillion in oil drilling funds, and while the few oil companies are still hanging on by a thread with support from large private businesses or people like the Koch family, clean sources of energy are becoming increasingly popular in the
Every year, in the United States alone, 565 million barrels or oil are extracted as a result of offshore drilling; totaling a startling amount of roughly 1.5 million barrels a day. Consequently, these threatening practices are negatively impacting marine mammals, sea birds, sea turtles, and fish. Although drilling offshore provides access to expensive resources such as oil, it heavily contributes to the extinction and endangerment of animals, and the disruption of marine ecosystems, thus these practices should be prohibited and viewed as unethical.
Researchers have “requested data from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas, all states heavily involved in the recent surge of oil and gas drilling, about complaints related to hydraulic fracking for oil and gas” for their research on fracking (Dechert). The research collected was shocking, over 2,000 complaints in Texas alone and several cases on well water contamination within the states mentioned in Decherd’s article. People need to be alerted about how real fracking is and the damages it is doing. These complaints and cases should be a wakeup call to the world and say that we should put it to a
Including the states Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This natural disaster cost more than 100$ billion in damage including gas prices suddenly got jacked up. Katrina hammered out almost about 95 percent of oil production in the Gulf. That was a key supply point for the U.S. about a quarter of domestic oil comes from the region. With most of our oil productions shut down we couldn’t get the money we needed to keep gas prices reasonable. So what else was there to do? Jack up gas prices to get that infrastructure and companies back up to get our
To build or not to build, this choice will impact the relationship between the US and Canada and determine the level of dependence the US will have on countries that are not so friendly. “TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would transport oil sands crude from Canada and shale oil produced in North Dakota and Montana to a market hub in Nebraska for delivery to Gulf Coast refineries. The pipeline would consist of 875 miles of 36-inch pipe with the capacity to transport 830,000 barrels per day” (Parfomak, Pirog, Luther and Vann 4). The construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline would strengthen the United States economy, provide energy security and have minimal environmental impact.
With the increased scale of fracking in Texas, one might wonder if the oil boom is affecting our water supply. The value of water in Texas is deeply cherished considering Texas’s dry climate and long-standing droughts. One may even wonder if Texas is valuing its water as much as it is its oil. As research furthers, we can begin to weigh the positive and negative effects of oil fracking. By providing overwhelming data on oil fracking and it’s effect on our water supply, we will begin to understand the vast impact of oil fracking in Texas.
One of the most controversial projects for the United States to decide on was whether or not to build the Keystone pipeline. This topic forces the government to decide if economic development is worth the cost of endangering the environment. Though this pipeline will allow the United States to rely less on foreign oil, the pipeline’s lasting effects prove to be a factor that cannot be easily overlooked. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration.
Native Americans have a right to live on their own reservations. A major pipeline is about to made through their reservation. I know that the people are furious with this. The pipeline would destroy historic sites. I have proposed a solution to this problem. I have learned many wise words from a special character. His name is Patrick Star. Mr. Star and his whole city were in a crisis, his city was about to be destroyed by a giant worm. This situation is similar to the Dakota Access Pipeline situation. Mr. Star had a great suggestion to save his city. He stated, “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!” I propose to you an idea that will save the reservation. I say we take the reservation and push it somewhere else. I truly
As you drive down US Highway 2 through the western region of North Dakota, miles and miles of agricultural fields and open plains will greet you. You check your dashboard: 03/21/02, 2:30 pm. You have been driving for over 4 hours, and the more you drive, the more indifferent you become to the seemingly boring surrounding and soon, you are unable to pick out any specifics of anything from the landscape. That is, until you finally reach signs of civilization. The sign says: “Welcome to Williston, ND.” But, just as soon as you saw the sign, in he blink of an eye, the sign and the entire town are behind you and again, you are welcomed back on the road by the now familiar
There is a quote by President Barack Obama saying, “To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy,” (“151 Inspiring Environmental Quotes”). He believes as many due that nonrenewable resources are harmful to all aspects of life. The energy we use now is harmful to our planet, to humans, and to animals. Scientists are taking steps to making the world a better place. They found sources that replenished naturally in a short amount of time and are less destructive in all aspects. Due to these issues, renewable resources should become our primary source of energy.
Also, it needs to ensure that the corruption does not delay the actual implementation of the pipeline project in any way. If that happens, there are fluctuation risks involved as well.