Argumentative Essay - Rising Gas Prices: Who Is to Blame?

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Argumentative Essay 18 March 2012 Rising Gas Prices: Who is to blame? Each time a person residing in the United States pulls up to a gas station to fill their tank it costs more money. This is particularly true of the past four years. Many focus the blame on the American Government but there are a multitude of factors causing gasoline prices to be so astronomically high. Middle eastern war, environmental precautions and government all seem to have a hand in the price we pay at the pump. While Obama is campaigning for the upcoming presidential election, many citizens have voiced their opposition to re-electing him into office. The economy’s downward spiral over the last four years has affected his loss of votes and now the…show more content…
If the government decides to continue with the drilling of new sites or expand the Keystone XL Pipeline there are environmental dangers and concerns to follow and still not enough oil production to fuel the countries demand. The importing of oil from foreign countries would still be a necessity. For now the prices of gasoline are still on the rise and with use of the oil money future tool prices are sure to continue rising. As it seems in this current economic crisis, consumers need to make their voice heard with the government and hope something will change with the way oil is produced and imported to lower the cost for everyone. Works Cited Yergin, Daniel. “What’s behind rising gas prices?” The Wallstreet Journal. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2012. Web. Mar. 15 2012. Pfeiffer, Dan. “Fact Check: All-of-the-Above Approach to American Energy.” The Whitehouse Washington. N.p., 29 Feb. 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. Amadeo, Kimberly. “Why are gas prices so high?” About.com guide. New York Times Company, 10 Mar. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. Davenport, Coral. “Oil Pipeline Presents Dilemma for Obama.” National Journal. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. (2011) Web. 16 Mar. 2012. Degenhardt, Rachel. “1700 miles of the Keystone XL Pipeline.” ENHESA Flash 1.61 (2011): 5. Unites States Department of State. Web. 14 Mar.

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