Argumentative Essay Proposal Spring 2015 4

Topics: Coal, Surface mining, Mining Pages: 2 (434 words) Published: March 31, 2015
Date: March 16, 2015
To: Rebecca Settle, Instructor
From: Milissia Henry
Subject of my paper: Mountaintop Removal

Why this topic is relevant and why writing about this topic will be beneficial to me: This topic is relevant because so many people are against it and doesn’t know all the facts about mountaintop removal. Writing about mountaintop removal is beneficial to me because after working on the strip mines for almost ten years I want to help people see how it benefits everyone by giving not just miners a job but to help keep the mom and pop stores up and running in the community where the mining is taking place. Also to help the people of the communities to see how beautiful the land is after the mining companies go back and do reclamation work on the areas that the mountaintop removal took place.

My thesis: The process of mountaintop removal has positive effects on communities and the natural environment.

My five reasons: 1. How it helps people everywhere by giving them jobs. 2. People do not realize all the tests that are required to keep everything safe, for example: water samples are taken daily and tested daily. 3. How there is so many inspectors and well trained supervisors and miners on each job. 4. How the mining companies work with and help with the communities where they are mining. 5. How beautiful the land is after being reclaimed.

Approach to the subject of my paper: I will first introduce my paper with an explanation of what mountaintop removal is. Then, I will use my knowledge from working on the strip mining job. I will also discuss how mountaintop removal is not as bad as most people make it out to be.

Intended audience: My intended audience would be coal miners, people of the communities where strip mining is done, or anyone, really who has vested interest in the strip mining (mountaintop removal) in America today.

Documentation style: [MLA Format]

Kinds of sources I will use and why they will benefit my...

Cited: Duke University (2013, August 15) Mountaintop mining has a distinct isotopic fingerprint. Accessed October 8, 2013.
BEARDSLEY, TIMOTHY M. "A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences." BioScience May 2013: 315. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 22 Mar. 2015.
Restuccuia, Andrew. "Guidance clarifies EPA 's role in reviewing mountaintop mining." Hill 22 July 2011: 14. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 22 Mar. 2015.
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