Off-shore oil drilling is a controversial practice that, economically, is beneficial to our country, but has numerous negative effects on our oceans, and our planet’s environment. Some of these negative effects include pollution of seawater, harm to living organisms, and further contribution towards climate change, and global warming. Many of these oil-drilling companies claim that their drilling operations are clean, safe, and don’t negatively affect the environment, but in reality, these oil rigs sitting in the Ocean are hurting our environment, and many of us don’t even know the extent of it. I’ll be using three examples of how off-shore oil drilling harms our environment, I’ll be discussing the effects on ocean waters, marine life, and
Water is more precious than oil. It’s that simple” (Wheeler). After the nation concludes fracking, America can perhaps continue researching possible ways to extract the oils. The process of fracking offers several benefits to our nation, but not at the expense of the environment and human lives. By researching ways to avoid the waste getting into aquifers or causing earthquakes the process can eventually reap the benefits.
By banning bottled water people would be more likely to fill up their own bottles, thus they would be saving themselves money. Also if bottled water was banned then toxins would not be leaked into the water that they would be drinking. Finally banning bottled water would help to save the lives of wildlife and fish. People believe bottles will not hurt animals or fish but bottles do cause great damage to the environment and damage the ecosystem more than thought to have. Fish lose their kelp habitats to bottles that take oxygen out of the water that kelp and fish need to survive.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, from around the world come into the United States. These immigrants come to America for better life, some immigrants are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many immigrants believe that United States is the best place to go. I think allowing Immigrates to United States can benefit America because allowing Immigrates to come to America would have an increase on Economy and illegal immigrants already pay taxes and America is the country of immigrants. I think Immigrants should be allowed to come to America because allowing immigrants to come to America would have an increased on economy.
Their annual tax revenue is already increasing by millions of dollars each year. Along with this, the the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics states that American taxpayers spend more than $1 billion a year incarcerating citizens for using pot. Jon Gettman, who has a Ph.D. in public policy at George Mason University, suggest that “$10.7 billion can be saved each year in annual criminal justice
Thao Diep Rena Tillinghast English 1303 02/15/2018 International students are now “subsidizing” public American Universities to the tune of $9 billion a year It is undeniable there are more and more foreigners coming to the United States for many reasons such as business, travel, especially education. Moreover, because of that, there is a dramatic increase in the diversity of most colleges and universities in the United States. However, many oversea students have been complaining about the extremely high tuition they have to pay compared to the in- state tuition for the American citizens. According to the article, International students play a major impact in the United States economy. For example, in 2015, the US universities gained about $9 billion (approximately 28%) from the tuition of the foreign students (Loudenback).
Taxing the drug would be a simple way to bring in money and abolish our countries debt, so unless our government enjoys owing trillions of dollars to other countries, they should get their act together. And if that isn’t enough to change your mind, legalization of marijuana could be beneficial to our law enforcement system. It would decrease the illegal smuggling of drugs, reduce secondary crimes that help criminals pay for the drug, and we would no longer have to spend time cracking down on those who carry the drug, and instead we could focus our law enforcement 's time on bigger crimes. Marijuana should be legalized because it has countless medical benefits, brings in money to our government, and is favorable to aiding our country’s law enforcement. Many people only see marijuana as an addictive substance and not a medical miracle.
The United States have people without jobs, homeless, and are starving, and with marijuana being legal we could help them out and give them a job which will give them money to get food and shelter over their head. United States spend more money trying to keep illegal, but with all these benefits the United States needs to consider marijuana being legalizing marijuana. The United States and the people would be benefitted by marijuana being legalized. If marijuana was not legal the United States would still be the same it would not be affected. The United States are not in bad shape, we have work that needs to be done and if we legalized marijuana it just might help improve quicker and easier.
First, immigrants participate in the country’s gross domestic product because they are hard workers. According to West (2011), a study made in 2007 by the White House Council, claimed that immigrants increased American domestic gross product by $37 billion a year. For example, they mostly work in the manufacturing sector that will increase the production for higher domestic gross product. According to West (2011), immigration adds a third of the population to the overall population growth, enabling a great number of factories to start their businesses. On the other hand, immigration increases state revenue depending on the number of immigrants.
For example, recycling is enhancing the environment because this process avoids burning trash, which is detrimental to the ozone layer. Furthermore, as societies are advancing in technology, the demand for energy is increasing rapidly; thus, recycling is reducing energy consumption because previously manufactured materials are being used so that new products do not need to be rendered from scratch. “By recycling, you drastically reduce the amount of industrial waste. Instead of those soda cans going into a landfill to clutter the Earth, they’re taken back to the manufacturer to be broken down and reused.” (“Advantages & Disadvantages”). When less waste goes to the landfill, more natural resources can be
Lastly when you use less electricity your power bill will go way down but the downfall is that you might have to invest in some expensive light bulbs and have to remember to unplug things when they are not being used. All of these long term lifestyle changes are definitely going to need work and they might not be easy but in the long run they will help save the
Then the Universities of Texas to which the land grants were given to decided to drill for oil and in 1923 they struck that black gold. Within one year of that same discovery there was 17 wells producing money for the universities. This brought a lot of money in for the universities and that built buildings that are still being used today. With the oil boom helping the universities get more money and the oil helping people get more money people could finally could go to college and the colleges could step up their learning with the money. By 2008 the land had produced $4.4 million in oil and natural gas royalties.
The pipeline crosses through the water and sacred ground for native tribes such as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. People argue that if the pipeline goes through water, it could contaminate the water. A solution to this problem could be changing the route or destination of the pipeline so that it will not cross through water or sacred grounds. This will stop protests. It will cost extra money and time, but I believe that with the long term effects that the Dakota Pipeline will provide, it will be worth it.
Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” is the process of extracting natural gas from the ground using water mixed with “fracking chemicals,” and it recently gained great popularity with energy companies due to the immense amount of gas available under the United States. Energy Companies call it the United States’ path away from foreign oil and the ability for the U.S. to once again be an energy superpower. They may be right. They may also be hiding something. Gasland, directed by Josh Fox, seeks to find these hidden facts about fracking and tackles the task by explaining in-depth the effects
So if I worked ten hours that day, I had ten dollars. Ten dollars per week was a good wage back in East Texas.” The oil industry helped many others like Wilsie live. Additionally, the oil industry allowed for many more people to get an education. Prior to oil being discovered, it seemed as though college was reserved only for wealthy people. However, more colleges were being built as a result of the oil income.