Drilling for Oil in the Artic

TitleDrilling for Oil in the Artic
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Hinman, L, Keller, DR, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , GEOLOGY , Public Policy
AbstractDrilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been a source of contention among policymakers for years. Proponents argue that drilling in this region will help reduce U.S. dependence of foreign oil and that technology has allowed us to reduce the environmental impact of drilling for oil enormously. Opponents of drilling argue that conservation is the real answer to American dependence on oil, and that the negative environmental impact in this area outweighs any benefits from drilling in this area.
NotesCase from the 2002 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2002. http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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