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    Persuasive Oil Spills

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    Taylor Woods 9/29/2015 Argumentative Writing Look at the water its so beautiful with its ocean blue color, but wait what's black tar substance coming from the east. What is it? You may say nothing, but oil coming from that pipe over there. Its ok as long as you don't go in the water then its fine, but look over there at that hill are those sea lions going in the water. You may look at yourself and say " How are we going to stop this?' Well for started we can make sure are pipes safe so it wouldn't leak. Also help prevent oil spills. So lets talk about the main topic oil spills. Oil spill can happen out of nowhere even right a pipe is ready to burst. Like in California a pipe ruptured and spill about 100,000 gallons of oil in the ocean. Causing a lot of sea lions to be injured or starved because of the oil. Or that time in Waikiki over 500,000 gallons of sewage was dumped in the ocean. Making lifeguards warn people to not go in the water. But…

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    Oil Spills

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    An oil spill occurred near Santa Barbara, California. The oil spilled from an on-shore pipeline that broke and leaked into a storm drain which unloads into the Pacific Ocean. The size of the spill has been estimated to be over one-thousand gallons. The spill was uncovered due to people experiences a stench while on the beach alerting authorities. The spill was found to have spread to nine miles. Oil spills can affect living organisms because of its chemical components are toxic .Through exposure…

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    Oil Spills In Canada

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    Canada having the third largest volume of oil reserves in the world, export oil through pipelines by transporting it over long distances (Asia Pacific, 2010). Recently, eight major pipeline projects are being proposed in Canada to transport increased oil production to the market (Joseph et al., 2015). Many economists saw these projects as something that would provide economic benefits to the country such as providing access to new markets (Minardi, 2013). However, many environmentalists and…

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    The BP Oil Spill

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    The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is better yet known as The BP Oil Spill, The BP Oil Disaster, The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, and the Macondo Blowout. Reasons are because it occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP operated Macondo Prospect. According to the video that we watched in class, eleven people died and seventeen were injured because of the oil spill which is considered as the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. It was a massive, month long spill…

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    An oil spill is a global challenge facing by oil producing countries in the world, it causes immediate and long-term effect on the environment. The effect of oil spill on the environment is very deleterious most especially in the oil producing communities and it is a big threat to the survival of the ecosystem which is the major cause of unrest between the oil producing companies and the host communities mostly in developing countries where there is no or little awareness of environmental…

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    Description of the Event The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is also known as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill (OSHA, 2011). It occurred on April 20th, 2010 and it was approximately 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi River Delta or 66 km off the Louisiana coast (GCERTF, 2011). BP was the main developer of the Macondo Prospect oil field, which is where the accident occurred (Cleveland, 2013). The Deepwater Horizon was owned by Transocean Limited, who were under…

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    Gulf Oil Spill

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    Emilee Bowman Oil spill/ stem paper #2 The oil spill in the Arabian gulf/kuwait was the worst oil spill of all time. This oil spill occurred on Jan. 19, 1991 in the Persian Gulf. The history of this oil spill is very sad but very unique. As you know most oil spills are accidental and people try to prevent oil spills but this oil spill was not. At this time the Gulf war was happening and this war lead to a horrific oil spill. This was caused by the Gulf war, Iraqi tried to keep…

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    Oil Spill Cleanup

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    Production of soaps and detergents for oil spill cleanup With another catastrophic oil spill hitting the coast in the last 50 years an environmental group has volunteered to help clean up the spill, specifically to use on affected birds. With environmental concerns in mind, tasked was to create an environmental friendly soap or detergent sufficient enough to clean up the mess left behind. In addition to the creation of soap for the purpose of cleaning, needed was a soap or detergent that would…

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    The Gulf Oil Spill

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    The Gulf oil spill has been recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The initial environmental impact was obvious, as the water was flooded with oil for 87 days. The surrounding wildlife and marine life coated in oil, and the waters thick with sludge as an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. Years later, is the Gulf free of oil? We no longer see the discolored waters, and the animals covered in blackness, but the Gulf is still facing lasting challenges with long…

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    BP Oil Spill When presented with this project during class, my group and I knew it would be a challenge, but knew with the right topic we could easily overcome the challenge. We thought long and hard about what topic we wanted to research. It had to be something that was interesting, impactful and well known. We thought of controversial topics, headliner news stories, and topics with familiarity. In the end, we chose to use British Petroleum’s (BP) Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast during 2010. The…

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