November 16, 2010
The End of Oil
In the Prologue the author, Paul Roberts, pulls the reader in by telling a story
about a visit to Saudi Arabia, the first place people think about when they think about oil.
He continues by
November 4th, 1977
Dear Mr. President,
We are in what Nixon called an energy crisis. Now that you are the leader of
our nation there a few things I would like for you to take care of.
I believe that oil use should be cut down not only because it is cheape
HST 308 Energy in American History
Term Paper Prospectus
In Centralia, PA in May 1962 a fire was started in a local trash dump that spread
to abandoned coalmines beneath the soil. The coal in this area in anthracite c
Couch, Stephen Robert, and J. Stephen Kroll-Smith. The Real Disaster is Above Ground.
Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1990.
Dekok, David. Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire.
It was February of 1981 when Todd Domboski, then twelve years old, was at
his grandmothers house with his cousin and saw smoke coming up from a pile of
leaves. Todd thought that someone might have thrown out a match while driving by,
so he decide