• Offshore drilling is dangerous

    I know that everyone here has probably heard about the BP oil spill and the tragedies that occurred because of it. The animals that dyed was one huge part of it. Though you also have to remember that workers dyed because of that oil spill as well. There are also tiny spills every single day. Even if there aren't any big spills there are still the small spills that hurt the environment.

  • Yes, In my opinion, oil drilling SHOULD be banned!

    I have 9 reasons why oil drilling SHOULD be banned! First though, let me counter the bad part. True, if the US bans offshore drilling for oil, then jobs might be lost. BUT, what would happen if the US didn't ban oil drilling? PRECISECLY THE SAME RESULT- think about it - fishermen, tourism, (which is extremely important industry for the US) and communities will lose their jobs and safety too! Spills can affect coastal systems and animals and are extremely dangerous. Such effects of oil can linger around for years! When oil is burned, it releases carbon dioxide, creating heat. This heat can affect the Earth's atmosphere, causing global warming and eventually climate change. In addition, drilling near Arctic waters is ONLY 0.1% of the total oil gathered in the US for an entire YEAR. What I am trying to say is even if the US banned offshore drilling for oil, it wouldn't really even matter! MOST IMPORTANTLY, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS are put to waste SEARCHING for oil to drill in the first place! A company named Oil Giant Shell left the industry because 7 BILLION dollars were wasted into oil drilling equipment and searching for oil. If you think this weakens global profit and income, think about it! There are plenty of other resources to use! Solar Energy will be used even more in the future. In conclusion, AS YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY SEE< oil drilling should be banned offshore.

  • It kills fishes

    If it kills fish fisherman will have no job so you can take that career out so if all fish die all sea food resturants will be shut down and all we have is fast food witch is not good because who dosent like some good sea food? Am I right?

  • Causes the Us too much money to clean up

    These oil spills are the types of things that can ruin the Us government and that is not what the Us needs right now. For now im pretty sure we can find many other ways to get oil besides getting it from the ocean. These are the reasons i vote yes

  • Yes offshore drilling for oil should be banned.

    Offshore drilling should be banned on the principle fact that it will not give us any benefit till 2030 at least, and the damage that will be done to the environment will turn around and bite us one day. The offshore drilling puts the environment at risk with the amount of waste rigs built to do the actually drilling. Our enviroenment is already at risk so why risk it more for extra oil that will not even benefit us.

  • Drill away for oil

    No, we need to do offshore drilling for oil, we should not rely so heavily on foreign countries for oil, its not cost effective, also drilling for oil will give us jobs in the USA that we still need so desperatly so no drill away we need all the oil we can get

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