To Drill or Not to Drill


To Drill or Not to Drill? That Is the Question.


Throughout his presidential campaign, and since taking office in January 2009, President Barack Obama has pushed forward his agenda to free America from dependency on foreign oil. A growth of green jobs is predicted in the coming years as new technologies, such as solar power and clean coal, are pursued and expanded. Meanwhile, many people and opposing politicians believe this is an unnecessary and expensive push. They state we could just continue drilling off the Gulf Coast, Alaska, and other areas within our country that are currently not being explored.


  • Write a paper of approximately 500 words in which you do the following:


o    Decide which side you agree with the most.

o    Explain what key habits are hindering your thinking when looking at the opposing view and defending your own.

o    Describe what you can do to overcome those habits that are hindering your thinking.

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