Life Essay

359 words - 2 pages

To Drill or Not to Drill

HUM/114

06/28/2011

In the “To Drill or Not to Drills” question the side that I agreed with is that the United States should search for oil in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, and other areas within the country that are currently not being explored. The United States has always been so dependent on outside resources to get oil and energy from and that’s one of the reasons why we stay into these wars with other countries. Gas prices and oil prices skyrocket ...view middle of the document...

” Alaska, with the oil and natural gas industry supports 43,000 American jobs, and that makes up 60 percent of the percent of the state wealth.” If we were to use these resources, it would help decrease our dependence on foreign sources. Some of the key habits that were effecting my thinking was analyzing the both agreements was kind of unsure about the use of oil and energy from foreign resources and I had to make sure I did the proper research before I had a judgment. I found myself going through both the production phase and the judgment phase trying to come up with a good argument to why the United States should find other resources for energy and oil. What I should do to overcome those habits would be to be more confident in what I believe in, take more time to do better research be open minded and listen to both sides, the good and bad of the United States energy needs and breakdown my thoughts better into sub problems and just to add to my statement on the U.S. choosing another resource according to American Energy Initiative (Congressional testimony 04/13/2011). Alaska is a leader in all types of energy, renewable hydropower, geothermal, wind, and biomass. They are also a leader energy efficiency in their state. And this is the reason why I chose to side with the United States to find other sources for oil and energy.

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