Sci 275 Week 1 Local Environmental Issue

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Local Environmental Issue
SCI 275

Local Environmental Issue

The environmental problem that is most significant in our town, as well as several others, is the depletion of natural resources. The cause of this was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th, 2010. Our environmental ethics were compromised when greed over took what was best for the environment. Our state’s ethics were compromised when we took pay-offs to look the other way and alter reports. It snowballed in effect and people were not educated by the media, federal, and or local government in that people did not know how much damage it truly has caused. The oil spill had a larger impact than people realized. It affected not only our wildlife and fisheries, but every industry throughout the state of Louisiana, and other surrounding states. This oil spill is considered the “largest oils spill in the U.S. history that continues to devastate our wildlife while the press and independent scientists are continually denied access to the spill site and surrounding beaches. (Malik, 2010)” This was also the largest man made catastrophe in the history of the United States. Our human values were also compromised along with our ethics when the politicians sold out the people of the state of Louisiana for monetary gain, not recognizing how truly detrimental it was to our people, industry, and overall way of life. Some of the other major ethical questions surrounding the spill involve moral and legal obligations we might have to wildlife and above all the environment (Malik, 2010). We still do not know the extent of damage that has occurred and continues to occur. Reference

Malik, S. (2010, June). Ethical questions surrounding the BP Oil Spill. Retrieved from
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