Florida Offshore Oil Drilling
This research paper discusses the issue of offshore oil drilling off the coast of Florida.
# 118603 | 1,459 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Feb 10, 2010 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Environmental Studies (Wildlife Protection) , Political Science (State and Local Politics)
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This paper examines legislation passed by the Bush administration, which ended a 25 year ban on drilling 125 miles south of Florida's panhandle. The paper describes the position of the opposing parties to this legislation, including that of Senator Bill Nelson. The paper also describes the ecological impact of offshore drilling, as well as the subsequent effect on Florida's tourist based economy.
From the Paper:"A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council also found troubling statistics regarding the dangers of drilling. The water pollution issue was of special note to the group. They found that on average the drilling operations generate an average of 180,000 gallons of waste materials and muds per well. This material is almost always dumped directly into surrounding waters. Mercury, lead and arsenic are typically found in these tainted waters after the materials are released. These poisons can pollute water for miles, and certainly endanger the living creatures in the area (NRDC)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Gibson, William. (2007) Florida U.S. Senators hope to fend off new offshore drilling proposal. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved March 17, 2007, from www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida
- The Heritage Foundation. (2006, June 1) An energy lesson from Cuba. Retrieved March 17, 2007, from www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed060106d.
- MSNBC. (2006, December 10). President Bush expected to sign Gulf of Mexico legislation. Retrieved March 17, 2007, from www.msnbc.com/id/16140704/
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). (2001, July 2). Media Center Press Release. Retrieved March 17, 2007, from www.nrdc.org/media/pressrelease/010702.asp
- Reef Relief. (2007, February 17). Oil windfalls may not fund environmental projects. Retrieved March 17, 2007, from www.reefrelief.org/reefreliefnews/reefnews.asp?file=OilWindfalls.html
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