Energy Debate

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Energy Debate
The use and costs of energy in the United States has been a debate that has been going on for many years and will only continue to go on for more. People believe that decreasing dependency on oil and using alternative sources will be a solution to the many problems we face. The costs are high to do the switch, but may pay for its self in the long run. This debate may never be solved because everyone has a different opinion.
I feel as though both sides have valid viewpoints. I believe that investing in alternative sources of energy such as, wind and solar power would decrease the damage that is being put on the o-zone layer. I do not believe that we will ever be able to be 100% non-dependent on oil, however using other sources will decrease the costs. Though making the change from oil could be very expensive, it is necessary. I stand very firm with the fact that we need to end foreign drilling and start searching for oil in our own boundaries of the United States. Drilling in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, and other unexplored areas will help the economy by creating more jobs for Americans and lowering the cost for oil.
S. Parnell wrote Alaska Can Meet U.S Energy Needs, and in the article stated; “Right now, too much of our oil comes from unstable regimes hostile to the United States—some of what we spend on Middle Eastern oil ends up funding global terrorist operations. Blocking OCS development will only exacerbate this national security threat.” (Parnell, 2009) If we are at war with a country that we are getting oil from, because of terrorism, then that would mean that we are in a way creating our own problems. We are fighting terrorism, yet funding it at the same time.
I see both sides and understand why people have the thoughts that they do on the subject. I understand that foreign drilling is cheaper in foreign territory, but in the long run we are only hurting our country by doing this. I believe we would be more stable and more reliable if we were



References: EBSCO. (n.d.). Current State of Arctic Oil Drilling in the U.S. Retrieved from EBSCO Host Connection: http://connection.ebscohost.com/science/arctic-drilling/current-state-arctic-oil-drilling-us Parnell, S. (2009, Oct). Alaska Can Meet U.S Energy Needs. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204488304574429423801826360.html.

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