Analysis Of The Movie ' Hoot '

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The movie Hoot was created in 2006 based off the book that was originally written four years prior. The main conflict of the movie was a disagreement between business expansion and environmental protection. The story is set in the small town of Coconut Cove, Florida, where almost the entire town is excited for a new pancake house named Mother Paula’s. But what the public does not know is that there is an endangered species of owls living in burrows right where the pancake house is meant to be built. Three kids learn about the owls and make it their responsibility to make sure that the pancake house is never built and the owls be protected. The company feels as though they have the right to build on the property because they will be boosting the local economy, providing new jobs to the area, and pursuing their own financial interest. This poses the questions of where the line should be drawn between preserving the environment and promoting business.
There are conflicts everyday between business and environment that create a wide variety of problems. The purpose of this paper is to answer the question: Should the United States open federally protected lands and waters to oil well drilling? The country is relying on foreign oil imported from other parts of the world. Those who believe this is a problem, say that the solution would be to open up these lands and let the industry create more domestic oil. Doing so would decrease our oil imports, but it would also have…
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