The Instigator
LarryD
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Deathbeforedishonour
Con (against)
Winning
15 Points

Oil drilling in America as apposed to "green" energy

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Deathbeforedishonour
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/1/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,231 times Debate No: 21578
Debate Rounds (3)
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LarryD

Pro

My arguments are as follows
. The drilling of oil has been proven to use and improperly dispose of dangerous chemicals.
. Oil corporations have shown extreme disregard for the environment.
.There is opportunity in employment after workers lose jobs in oil are lost.
Deathbeforedishonour

Con

I thank my opponent for giving me a chance to debate this topic. I wish him luck.

~~Rebuttal~~


I will state that all my opponent's points help my side. My opponent has taken the side of pro, and yet is giving arguments in favor of con.


~~My Argument~~

C1: Green energy is more profitable.

Green energy or renewable energy has since it has been used, made more money then oil. It has been reported that green energy has brought in 187 billion dollars as opposed to oil which has made 157 billion dollars. In our market economy the only thing that we can afford to use is the thing that gernates more wealth and green energy has beaten oil as well as other fossil fuels.


C2: Green energy makes the U.S. less dependant on other countries.

It is clear that most of the oil that our country gets is from other countries. We spent $800billion on oil imports in one year alone. This makes us economically dependant on other nations around the world since just about everything we have is powered by oil. Green energy is better because it allows our nation to power itself.


~~Conclusion~~

In conclusion, my opponent has helped my case with each of his points. I have proven that green energy makes more money then that of oil and othwe fossil fuels. And I have also proven that by using green energy we are making America more dependant on itself.

Vote Con.


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Debate Round No. 1
LarryD

Pro

LarryD forfeited this round.
Deathbeforedishonour

Con

Arguments extended
Debate Round No. 2
LarryD

Pro

LarryD forfeited this round.
Deathbeforedishonour

Con

Deathbeforedishonour forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LarryD 4 years ago
LarryD
ok hahaha
Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 4 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
Take the criteria off!
Posted by ConservativePolitico 4 years ago
ConservativePolitico
You did? I still can't accept.
Posted by LarryD 4 years ago
LarryD
sorry about the criteria, i changed it to something more understandable.
Posted by logicrules 4 years ago
logicrules
The entire "Green" movement has been established to be based on non science and just a means to an end.
Posted by PeterO 5 years ago
PeterO
So this debate is restricted only to idealistic, naive, politically correct children?
Posted by PervRat 5 years ago
PervRat
This criteria stuff is new to me (been away for a long time). How do I even tell what they are?

I don't meet age criteria ... am I too old or something!? I'll be 36 in a couple weeks ...
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
What? Stupid criteria
Posted by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
ConservativePolitico
I wish I could take this...

take the parameters away.
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Reasons for voting decision: lol con he mixed up pro/con. You where suposed to be for oil, as he was anti oil in his args... FF GO OIL AND NUCLEAR
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Reasons for voting decision: ff