Radtke_Classical Argument Paper_ERmod9

Radtke_Classical Argument Paper_ERmod9 - Radtke Connor ENG...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Radtke, Connor ENG 123 Ryan, Steve 3-Oct-16 OIL, A GIFT, OR A CURSE? It is the weekend and a couple has decided to spend their day off together at the beach. They arrive, set up their spot for the day and then take a long walk on the beach. A few minutes into their walk to their horror they see the pristine beach in front of them tainted with globs of crude oil stuck to everything within sight. This picture is what some people experienced in the first days of the "BP Deep Water Horizon Disaster" before it reached the news. The resource of oil and the extreme dependence on it can be agreed upon by many. To some, oil and the by- products that come from it are only necessary for the powering of our automobiles. That is far from the truth and it used in many things from food production to the making of plastics that surrounds our electronics (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2016). With so many things needing oil or its by-products, an immense amount is harvested from the earth every day. When it is harvested, generally, this oil is not located where it is most needed, such as a large city. This situation causes an incredible amount of oil to be transported across the U.S. in many different ways. Although some of these transportation methods are low risk, most are high risk and cause great man-made natural disasters when things go wrong. It is imperative that the transportation and production of oil be done in a safer manner in order to reduce the frequency of accidents.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern