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Risks and Benefits Debate

Risks and Benefits Debate

Introduction

Now it is time to prepare for a debate on the risks and benefits of offshore oil drilling. To help you prepare for this debate, you should use the resources you can get to from the Oil Drilling student esheet to gather information. You can use this sheet to help guide you in your research.

In taking notes or forming statements of fact to structure your argument, you might choose to start with a position quote you are “defending” or illustrate with facts from the online resources and other research.


Risks Outweigh Benefits

Position Quote:

 


Implication:


 

 

 

 

 


Supporting Web sites:
http://on.wsj.com/dA757w
 (Life Under the Sea Interactive Graphic Results of First Marine Census)

http://on.wsj.com/d4Ilxg
(Census Uncovers Oceans’ Deep Secrets/Survey Names More than 1,000 New Species)

http://bit.ly/arPhfA
(Risks of Oil and Gas Drilling)

 

 

Benefits Outweigh Risks

Position Quote:

 

 

Implication:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Web sites:
http://bit.ly/90iLdv
(Benefits of Drilling for American Oil)

http://wapo.st/9xavSE
(Offshore Oil Drilling Might Make Environmental Sense)

http://reut.rs/cLHYMc
(Government Set to Reveal Offshore Oil Drilling Plans)

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