Con offers no proof that the spills related to drilling operation had lasting effects. By drilling in the Refuge, there is the possibility of creating a second economic boom. Still, there are plenty of opportunities in growing sectors like solar. The Last Frontier Boelman has firsthand experience with the oil industry in Alaska. We know that 22,000 caribou are taken by hunters each year, and the herds are thriving nonetheless. Development will aid international relations I claim it is better to be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil rather than more dependent because we could better tolerate a partial slow down or stoppage.
There can be direct attacks on animals which could be conscious and intentional. Only my evidence is recent and based on oil industry experts so you should universally prefer my analysis whenever our claims conflict. The Rapid Rise of Fracking The number of natural gas wells in the U. More sources and evidence for these would be nice. Congress has sole authority to determine whether oil and gas drilling can take place within the refuge's 19.
There is a long list of potential risks, but we know they are insignificant in comparison to the benefits. That's wrong, because the jobs and all the materials needed for construction start soon after the obstacles are removed. I would like the conduct point since Pro misrepresented evidence twice, sucking up my argument space while I correct him. Reasons for the present energy situation 1. Pollutants are also released during the drilling process when high-powered drills are used to bore the earth.
Getting out of bed poses risk. He offers no reason why they have less a right to the land than Alaskans living hundred miles away. RoyLatham Raisor Tied Agreed with before the debate: - - 0 points Agreed with after the debate: - - 0 points Who had better conduct: - - 1 point Had better spelling and grammar: - - 1 point Made more convincing arguments: - - 3 points Used the most reliable sources: - - 2 points Total points awarded: 2 3 Reasons for voting decision: Close but stronger points on the con side; it came down to the strengths and weaknesses of the fundamental arguments, since evidence was strong for both. Economic Gains Oil is a commodity that is highly sought after by many industries. These rates are especially bad outside of the 1002 area.
She has a bachelor's degree in English from Miami University and a master's degree in writing from the University of Washington in Seattle. The claim is a total of 1. However, the amount of potential oil in Arctic National Widelife Refuge is only 0. In addition to the lawsuits and negative attention from environmentalists, that oil explorers would face from drilling in an area where they haven't got much experience. Vehicles was one product oil and electricity mainly from nuclear, natural gas and coal. If oil is there, it could still take several years for the drilling to release a significantly relevant amount of oil. Outside interference is completely unnecessary to preserve redwoods because Californians are better able to make the decision.
List of Pros of Offshore Drilling 1. Alaskans have a right to revenue from their resources I gave evidence that Alaskans were extremely sensitive to environmental issues, and that there was no good reason for not allowing them to make the development decisions. Experience with drilling on the North slope showed five-fold increases in the size of caribou herds, and no harm to the population of any wildlife species. Pollutants are also released during the transportation processes including the shipping of oil for distribution. I'm not demanding the exact consequences, only good reasons to suppose the consequences will have a significant impact. Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. If we could find local sources of oil, like those that are found in the Refuge, then the billions of dollars that are spent to import oil every year could be spent at home instead.
To stress the point, let us take you back to April 20, 2010 when one of the worst oil spills in U. Earthquakes have been on the rise in areas where fracking is prevalent. The Last Frontier Boelman has firsthand experience with the oil industry in Alaska. Before writing for a variety of publications, she taught business writing in Seattle. If anything, the price will rise substantially because we will be competing with China and India for the world's oil. And as that trend continues, its potential market continues to grow. Pollution being detectable does not mean it is harmful.
Alaskans have a right to revenue from their resources Con argued that if Californians wanted to cut down all the redwoods, they wouldn't have a right to do so. Brought to you by The Economic Impact of Fracking According to a 2015 study, the boom in fracking has been a boon to the economy. Females return there year after year to give birth in the coastal plain. All trends indicate our capacity to drill will improve with time, so theres no reason to take a risk on easy oil that wont even be available for 10 years. Overturning drilling restrictions uniquely sets a precedent of ignoring the Precautionary Principle whenever economically expedient. This stimulates the economy and keeps our society going. My claim was that it was insignificant.
Irrational fears put into law should be replaced by rational evaluation, and that applies across the board. Also, to permit drilling legal steps will be taken to prevent lawsuits that unduly tie up development, and government will refrain from enacting excessive taxes or placing other burdens that would make development uneconomic or delayed. It's one of many that should be permitted. Con claims that there would be no economic impact for ten years. It is implied that Raisor rejects the precautionary principle when he even affirms the resolution.