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Mary Annette Rose beings her essay “The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling” by explaining the characteristics of petroleum. Rose exemplifies the difficulties in forming fossil fuels informing the readers it takes millions of years of heat and pressure applied to prehistoric vegetation and animals to produce crude oil. Rose presents the challenge of drilling into deep parts of the ocean, which produces a change in pressure that increases as the depth increases. Oil workers must use pressured drilling fluids to offset the difference of high-pressure and high- temperature gases that if not contained pose threats of oil-well blowouts emitting oil, produced water, and pressurized natural gas. Rose illustrates the damaging effects of blowouts explaining these spills kill thousands of birds, fish, and marine mammals. The frequency of these blowouts has been reduced thanks to modern technology and the research and monitoring systems but blowout cannot always be stopped. Additionally, Rose exposes the dramatic volume and type of waste produced in offshore
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