October 30, 2012
ANWR: Should we drill?
George F. Will article, “Being green at Ben and Jerry’s” is in a conversational manner and throughout stays that way and uses witty metaphors and sarcastic remarks throughout while poking fun at how he feels about environmentalists and are just plain mistaken when against drilling. He also finds area to state what he believes and reasons why we are not drilling and the reasons why we should be drilling. He breaks sentences down in a descriptive but a simple way of understanding just the importance of the topic and makes it seem like a beneficial opportunity but one that is being wasted.
Will feels the size of the area being drilled is minuscule like a “dime” on a edge of the average table but the amount of oil we gain is worth it. He points out that we would not lean on other countries for our oil and would help the economy abundantly by saving money. Another reason is it is insurance for if they are uncertainties with foreign countries that supply our oil. Hill states, that environmentalist are “self-indulgent” with this issue. He feels as if they are not open-minded and ignorant to the fact of the benefits.
This next article that I chose is against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Titled: “Drilling ANWR is not the answer to US energy challenges” and is written by Dan Ritzman. The main arguments Ritzman captures is the environment. He claims due to the oil spills that oil industries have covered up it has harm the land, wildlife, and is polluting the airways. He uses the area, Prudhoe Bay as an example which is “100 miles west” of ANWR. This gives the environmentalist point of view that was missing from Hill’s article whose was more one-sided.
He tries use emotional value with his experience of why not to drill and states the place is to “special.” “I have experienced first-hand the harshness and fragility of this special place which is...