To Drill or Not to Drill
This is one of the United States biggest debates, and it will continue for years to come.
The United States has been using coal, oil and natural gas for their energies. Some people are afraid that these sources will be used up and the United States will be dependent on a foreign country to provide us with these sources. On one hand, the debate is that these three sources have been used for millions of years. Changing to alternative sources would be too expensive.
Those that debate a change is needed say that Coal, oil and natural gas is polluting our atmosphere, the air that is breathed and killing wildlife. People will soon run out of these three sources and there should be a backup plan put into action before it is too late.
I personally can see both sides; however, I want to see the United States use wind, solar or water for their energy sources. The United States is broke, and we owe so much money to other countries as it is. We have been so reliant on coal, oil and natural gas for heating our homes, businesses, schools, fuel for our vehicles to get us back and forth to work, sporting events, and vacations, airplanes, boats and other means to transport our meat and produce. Many jobs are created and kept because of oil fields not able to run themselves. This is what has worked for us for millions of years. Change is hard for most people that the idea is dismissed so quickly.
Oil fields are an eye sore; it ruins wildlife habitats, kills wildlife, plants and trees. The process of getting the oil to the transportation of oil is a dangerous job and if you are not careful, you make mistakes that could cost you your life. Oil spills are very expensive to clean up, that too kills wildlife and if the fish survive and you eat fish, that gets into your system. Mercy is bad enough.
Wind and solar sources has its disadvantages as well as its advantages. Wind turbines are clean, effective and nonpolluting; however, one cannot predict the...