The Exploration Of Oil Companies

2288 Words Dec 9th, 2014 10 Pages
Oil companies have been vying for the rights to drill for oil off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states for decades. As one can conclude from the evidence of danger that occurs from drilling around southern states where entire ecosystems were devastated, there is too much that can and will go wrong to risk it when there are numerous alternatives that are safer to procure than oil production. More of the nation’s time, energy, and resources should be focused on harnessing natural energy such as windmills, dams, and solar energy. Currently, limited drilling is supported by the president, but any drilling endangers life on Earth.
The coast of North Carolina, a state in danger of being subjected to ravenous oil companies hungry for another drop of oil, is not ideal for the machinery. The Outer Banks comprises of a string of sandbars, and was dubbed “Graveyard of the Atlantic” with reason. The “shifting sandbars, colliding waves and unpredictable currents,” along with the devastating hurricanes that frequently pass over the shore make hazardous conditions for boats and ships attempting to reach harbor (NC Beaches). In a drilling situation, these hazards are more substantial making it likely that an attempt at drilling would be a disastrous failure. The ruin of another catastrophe like the Deepwater Horizon Explosion in 2010 when oil spewed into the water for 87 continuous days, is a vast cause for concern. Now, four years later, the oil in the Gulf is killing wildlife and…
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