January 08, 2013
To Drill or Not to Drill
The United States should cease new offshore drilling and oil exploration until the United States Government and the American public comes to an understanding of the causes and the ramifications of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (Biencke and Gerard, 2010). There was an assumption that an oil spill was impossible by their existing plans. Because the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it has been evident that they still do not know how to protect the communities and the coastlines adequately (Biencke and Gerard, 2010). The oil companies should have concrete ideas on how to prevent oil spills already active, but as we can see, they should cease all offshore drilling because they are endangering our beachfront communities, coastlines, and the United States economy ( Biencke and Gerard, 2010). Biencke, F., and Gerard, J.M. (2010). Should the U.S. Halt Offshore Drilling [University of Phoenix Custom Edition eBook]. New York, New York, : New York Upfront. Retrieved from UNiversity of Phoenix, Hum/114 website.
The United States hopes for prosperity and energy security. The oil produced in the world today 25% is consumed by the United States, which only holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves (Biencke and Gerard, 2010). The United States is in need in creating a clean energy future and increasing the efficiency of energy and support policies that will initiate innovation in the clean-technology sector (Biencke and Gerard, 2010). The United States has to hinder our dependency on oil, and there has to be more innovations on wind and solar power technology (Biencke and Gerard, 2010). Biencke, F., and Gerard, J.M. (2010). Should the U.S. Halt Offshore Drilling [University of Phoenix Custom Edition eBook]....