When the drilling begins it will definitely cause a change in the natural habitat of the arctic. The diversity and population of the animal species will be affected and will be reduced. Not only are they a part…
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This may be financially much more feasible to the country in general, but in the long term it can have some negative effects. This is because the drilling can cause a lot of problems to the natural habitat. The drilling will cause a damaged environment, one which can not be cured easily.
Because of scarcity, choices have to be made on a daily basis by all consumers, firms and governments. For a moment, just have a think about the hundreds of millions of decisions that are made by people in your own country every single day.
Take for example the choices that people make in the city of London about how to get to work. Over six million people travel into London each day, they have to make choices about when to travel, whether to use the bus, the tube, to walk or cycle – or indeed whether to work from home. Millions of decisions are being taken, many of them are habitual (we choose the same path each time) – but somehow on most days, people get to work on time and they get home too! This is a remarkable achievement, and for it to happen, our economy must provide the resources and the options for it to happen.” (Tutor 2 u)
As the excerpt suggests that the government had the chance and job of making decisions and at times this can get very difficult. The government should have probably allowed for the exploration and the exploitation, however, should have also made sure that the habitat is preserved in the best way possible. These situations are pretty common for governments throughout the
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An American Serengeti, the Arctic Refuge, prolongs to throb with years of ecological rhythms. It is the utmost living memento that safeguarding nature in its natural status is a center American significance. The controversy over drilling in the arctic Refuge regarded as the remaining piece of America’s arctic coastline not already open to oil exploration is not a fresh phenomenon (nrdc.org, 1).
This subject has brought about a dispute of two totally differing viewpoints. For instance, there are environmental anxieties, which essentially defy the prospect of the drilling because of the detrimental environmental effect. In addition, there has also been resistance from a significant part of the local populace.
An oil drill platform’s construction generally pumps oil from ground considerably that transforms the surrounding locations. The surrounding water and land areas are susceptible to locale the annihilation and stain of hazardous west materials of oil drilling (Rutledge 73).
The Energy Information Administration, in a May 2000 report titled Potential Oil Production from the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Updated Assessment, states that the coastal plain region harboring the 1.5 million-acre 1002 Area is "the largest unexplored, potential productive onshore basin in the United States."
There have been several conservation movements in the contemporary world which, according to Samuel P. Hays, have contributed to the political drama of the twentieth century and the events of the movement, cast in the framework of a moral struggle between the virtuous 'people' and the evil 'interests', expresses the crusading quality of the conservation movement.
The author of the paper touches upon the issue of the oil drilling in the ANWR. It is stated, the ANWR or the Arctic Refuge is the habitat of a wide variety of arctic wildlife and it includes more than forty species of fish, more than thirty kinds of land mammals, more than a handful of marine mammal types, and nearly 200 hundred migratory and resident bird species