To Drill or Not to Drill

To Drill or Not to Drill?

Sharif T. Walker



Nancy Erickson

I have decided that I agree with the side of searching for oil in on United States soil as an immediate aggressive action to the energy issue.   I believe this considering the opposing argument to search for alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar power can have a tremendous set back to the citizens of the United States.   In the case, that most automobiles, locomotive transports, water vessels, and aircraft all are fueled by an oil energy source and would be a problem if the sudden change to other sources are immediate.

The primary key habit that is hindering my thinking of the opposing views is resistance to change.   One cause of this way of thinking is laziness.   When thinking one way I tend to resent being asked to regard them another way; doing so makes me break my routine.   For example, getting used to another form of energy, that in all my life I have become a custom to, interferes with the normal way I have been consuming oil as a source of energy is unacceptable.   Resistance to change hinders my acceptance to new forms of consuming energy. I do believe that other sources of energy should be considered and explored, but only as a long-term solution to the United States’ energy dilemmas.   Due to the anticipations that solar and wind power sources can ultimately be lowered in dollar prices and raise consumption by the marketed consumer opposed to the current gas prices, I feel it will bring a positive change to the economy and all who surround it.   Also, the immediate investment to shift to alternative energy development will create jobs in the industry (Appleby, 2009).   The option of producing more oil domestically is the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana, which has the potential to produce almost one million barrels per day (Clark, 2010).

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