Oil is a major global resource that is needed by every nation on the planet. But the governments do not consider how this affects the planet. Johnny Greene an American states that,” Yes they should drill for oil anywhere it is until they find an alternative to fuel. Anybody that don’t like it should walk to work, cook over wood, warm their home with wood, cool home with open windows, use oil lanterns, and draw water from a well with a bucket. I did this when I was a kid – don’t really want to do it again.” Mike an American argues that, “The oil companies already have enough land to destroy, they don’t need any more. We need to find an alternative solution one that is renewable, and good for our planet.” I believe that oil drilling should be banned, because when we drive our automobiles the cfcs in gas is causing air pollution. When the oil is being
shipped by the sea; oil is being spilled in the ocean causing sea life to die. Elizabeth Dole an American politician states,” There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling. “ Oil drilling should be banned, because of the oil spilling in our planet’s oceans which causes major damages to the environment. The oil spills in the ocean is a double disaster, because of a valuable resource is wasted, and our environment is being destroyed (Pringle). There are over 3,000 oil tankers traveling by sea, and an outstanding 70% of oil output is transported by sea (Tesar). Since 1989, more than 471 million gallons of oil have been spilled in the ocean. In the United States over 13,000 oil spills in the ocean are reported annually. When oil is being loaded, and unloaded it is spilled on land; causing major environmental damage to our ocean (Fine). One large oil spill can cause damage to sea, and shore life for miles (Ocean). According to the United States Fish Wildlife Service a major oil spill in Alaska in 1989 of over 11 million gallons of crude oil; caused 580,000 dead birds, 144 eagles, 22 Whales, 5,500 otters, and 1,244 miles of polluted shore to water depth of 300 feet. When fish or wildlife are covered in an oil spill, they cannot eat so they starve their intestines are covered so they cannot absorb water.