Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crude Oil Spill

On November 29th ice build up was blamed for an oil spill in the Alaska which lead to 1,095 barrels or 46,000 gallons of crude oil to spill onto the tundra.
This is one of the worst oil spills since March 2006 when 200,000 gallons of crude oil were spilt. We talk about how oil is in such high demand and that we consume and consume without thinking their is an end. But with the way things are in our society and with this as a small example that the oil we use in our society today is being consumed at such a high rate and with mishaps like this can be gone sooner than we think. If more things like this were to happen and oil were to diminishing from our economy i really do not think people would know what to do let alone have a back up plan. Alaska is one of the largest oil reserves we have left in the US and without it we would become more and more dependent on imported oil. This spill is somewhat minor is seems to BP's Prudhoe Bay but is something to keep in mind with the way our economy has become and our dependance on oil.

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