Please edit my research paper on Offshore Drilling due tomorrow. Greatly appriciated!?

Offshore drilling is a key way to extract crude oil and gas from the earth however many people do not understand that the environmental impacts of offshore oil drilling greatly outweigh the economic benefits. For decades there has been great controversy on possible drilling off the coast of British Columbia, the David Suzuki Foundation argues that opening up BC’s coastline to offshore drilling is one of the most “destructive things on earth.” This is because it will have a great impact on the environment and boost greenhouse gasses. In the past offshore drilling has triggered pollution, exterminate innocent sea creatures and damaged the national economy. These are all effects that may perhaps occur if the government decided to life the moratorium and drill for oil off the shore of British Columbia.
Offshore oil drilling poses a server risk to the environment and often results in the destruction of marine life. Environmental concerns towards drilling amount to more than just an unease about oil spills. Before the initial drilling for oil begins it is greatly impacting the oceans wild life. First, to find potential oil reserves and during surveying and construction around rig sites, researchers send seismic waves into the ground using acoustic generators. The waves bounce back which produce noise pollution. Animals such as whales and dolphins become disorientated after their sonar is damaged by the sound waves and occasionally beach themselves (Rose). Also specific species of fish have acoustic receptors that may become damaged during the seismic wave testing. Fish’s capacity of hearing allows them to avoid predators or to catch prey. (PCFFA) The oil drilling process can also cause contamination to the water when an oil spill is in operation. Oil spills can cause serious damage and harm to the marine and land animals and plants. Birds die from Hypothermia from loosing water proofing on their feathers caused by contact with oil and plants and animals perish from becoming coated in oil and after ingesting oil covered food. (Rose) Not only do oil spills initiate a threat to the marine life, once oil has been retrieved it must be transported leading further chances that accidents and environmental damage can occur. Offshore drilling disrupts the food chain and reproductive cycles in a variety of ways. (Wingrove) After the recent oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico fish around the oil rigs had a high concentration of mercury, chromium, barium, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals making them questionable for consumption. High volumes of heavy metals discharged from the oil rigs disrupt the oceans food chain eventually leading up to man and are found to cause life cycle mutagenic damages to fish eggs.(PCFFA)
One of the main arguments why offshore drilling should not be considered off the coast of British Columbia is the amount of pollution involved. “Off shore drilling causes regular oil leakages, minor spills, and the discharge of toxic drill cuttings, mud’s and fluids into the ocean.” (NDC) Pollution does not only come directly from the source, crude oil, it also creates airborne pollution that contributes to the ongoing epidemic of climate change. The use of oil and oil production has made “significant contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions, increases in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and the consequent changes to our climate.”(DSF) In 1969 a spill occurred in Santa Barbara, California unleashing 80,000–100,000 barrels of crude oil over a 10-day period. Since then spills explosions and accidents have transpired wherever offshore oil rigs have been constructed. Although the technology has improved over the decades oil drilling is a dirty business that still leads to oil spills due to failed equipment, aberrant weather and human error.
The communities that are located off the coast of British Columbia are greatly dependent on tourism; it is a colossal part of the economy. Although drilling would create “a few direct jobs for the coastal communities, foreign work crews with the necessary specialized skills would be brought in from around the world and oil rigs would be constructed where labour is cheapest.”(NDC) British Columbia is known for its brilliant tourism industry and would be economically vulnerable to the immense impacts of an oil spill. For example people on the coast of Louisiana have started cancelling vacations fearing the arrival of oil on the beaches; causing hotels to cut rates in the end lose a lot of money. (DSF)The David Suzuki foundation claims “A spill would be carried quickly by the nutrient-rich currents, possibly washing up on the mainland, Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii coasts.” A spill would threaten the mammals, salmons, birds and many other plant and animal species devastating our fishing and tourism industries. Spills do not only occur during drilling, British Columbia’s First nations are worried about their fishing grounds if oil we

4 Responses to “Please edit my research paper on Offshore Drilling due tomorrow. Greatly appriciated!?”

  1. Yulishka Says:

    I’m posting this to same questions now that my computer’s working again 😀

    Although offshore drilling is essential to extracting crude oil and gas, many fail to realize that its environmental benefits greatly outweigh the economic. Controversy has surrounded the potential drilling off the coast of British Columbia for decades. The David Suzuki Foundation equates the opening up BC’s coastline to drilling with one of the most destructive things on earth,” for it would damage the environment and increase the number of toxic gases. In the past, offshore drilling has strongly contributed to pollution, exterminated sea creatures, and dramatically affected the national economy. What’s to stop those three from occurring again if the British government were to allow offshore drilling?

    Even in the initial stages, offshore drilling wreaks havoc in the marine environment. During their surveying and constructing around rig sites to find potential oil reserves, researchers unwittingly send seismic waves into the ground, by using acoustic generators. According to Rose (who’s Rose???), marine life becomes disorientated because these waves, which produce noise pollution, damage their sonar and sometimes lead to their beaching themselves. Seismic wave testing can damage fish with specific acoustic receptors, which they need to avoid predators and catch prey (Bitts). The most obvious problem that the oil drilling process can cause is the contamination of water, especially if an oil spill results, which harms every living animal within its perimeter. The oil weighing down the birds’ wings and covering other marine life most likely will result in Hypothermia (Rose). Not only do oil spills pose a threat to marine life and the number of times it is transported increases those chances to all too real, many studies also show that offshore drilling disrupts the food chain and reproductive cycles of animals. (Wingrove). {<–site more research rather than just saying it} The recent oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico left high concentrations of mercury, chromium, barium, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metal, all of which are lethal for marine life, causing in imbalance in species(Bitts). Clearly, drilling is a severe risk to the environment and its marine life.

    The argument with the most proponents as to why offshore drilling should be avoided off the coast of British Columbia is that doing so would increase pollution in the air and, thus, harm the environment and its people. NDC states that offshore drilling leads to regular oil leakages, minor or major spills, and the discharge of toxic drill cuttings, mud’s and fluids into the ocean (?). Pollution does not only come directly from the source–crude oil–it actively contributes to the progressive epidemic of climate change. The use of oil and oil production has made “significant contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions, increases in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and the consequent changes to our climate.”(DSF). In 1969, an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California unleashed 80,000–100,000 barrels of crude oil over a ten day period. Since then, spills explosions and accidents have been occurring everywhere offshore oil rigs have been constructed. Even though technology is superior to the olden days, it fails to prevent oil spills, mainly due to failed equipment, severe weather, and human error. {insert closing statement}

    {transition sentence} Because communities located off the coast of British Columbia are greatly dependent on tourism, drilling would bring in work as well as profit. It would create a “few direct jobs for the coastal communities, foreign work crews with the necessary specialized skills would be brought in from around the world. and oil rigs would be constructed where labour is cheapest.”(NDC). That is, drilling won’t necessarily make a large number of jobs available for the locals. Furthermore, a popular tourism site like British Columbia is currently economically vulnerable to the destructive toil of an oil spill. All businesses depending on tourists, such as hotels, would tank in service and profit, just like those after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (DSF).

    {conclusion paragraph}

    Peace :)

  2. Yulishka Says:

    You must have lots of time on le hands to correct dis.

  3. Yulishka 2 Says:

    I understand this :)

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