Presentation Title

Offshore Drilling "Death Behind the Profit"

Faculty Mentor

James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

17

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

My research demonstrates that oil spills has killed people and animals alike. Due to spills and explosions from oil rigs there have been major accidents that have taken lives. If we continue to allow the government to take oil from the ocean bed, accidents will become more likely to happen. In an article by Sarah S. Elkind’s "Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles," it articulates a horrible oil spill that happened in 1930. In Venice, California an oil company decided to build a well in the middle of homes and there was a spill which displaced homes and polluted beaches. The destruction of Venice caused a debate on how to exploit oil for the next two decades. Elkind was shining a light on the issue of federal government and local government looking out for their own revenue profits and being unethical about drilling near residential properties. Thus, causing tension between residents and government when the government took advantage and ignored public opinion on oil drilling. If offshore drilling continues it will continue to pollute and take more lives than it already has. Between 2000 and 2010 the Deep Water Horizon received multiple pollution citation, eventually leading to an explosion killing 11 crew members. There have been about 26000 animal deaths due to massive oil spills. My poster will show oceanic animals in oil spills from the oil rigs.

Elkind, Sarah S. "Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles." The Journal of American History 99, no. 1 (2012): 82-90. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.csusm.edu/stable/41510304.

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Offshore Drilling "Death Behind the Profit"

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My research demonstrates that oil spills has killed people and animals alike. Due to spills and explosions from oil rigs there have been major accidents that have taken lives. If we continue to allow the government to take oil from the ocean bed, accidents will become more likely to happen. In an article by Sarah S. Elkind’s "Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles," it articulates a horrible oil spill that happened in 1930. In Venice, California an oil company decided to build a well in the middle of homes and there was a spill which displaced homes and polluted beaches. The destruction of Venice caused a debate on how to exploit oil for the next two decades. Elkind was shining a light on the issue of federal government and local government looking out for their own revenue profits and being unethical about drilling near residential properties. Thus, causing tension between residents and government when the government took advantage and ignored public opinion on oil drilling. If offshore drilling continues it will continue to pollute and take more lives than it already has. Between 2000 and 2010 the Deep Water Horizon received multiple pollution citation, eventually leading to an explosion killing 11 crew members. There have been about 26000 animal deaths due to massive oil spills. My poster will show oceanic animals in oil spills from the oil rigs.

Elkind, Sarah S. "Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles." The Journal of American History 99, no. 1 (2012): 82-90. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.csusm.edu/stable/41510304.