A Resolution to Prohibit the Expansion of Offshore Drilling

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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A Resolution to Prohibit the Expansion of Offshore Drilling
Whereas: Offshore drilling will not have any significant impact on the prices of petroleum 1
related products; and 2
Whereas: any potential benefits from offshore drilling would not be felt for decades; and 3
Whereas: the cost to produce a reasonable amount of oil is so high that any potential 4
benefits would be negated; and 5
Whereas: there is not enough offshore oil to have any sustained impact; and 6
Whereas: the money necessary to build offshore drilling rigs could be used to further 7
research in renewable energy; and 8
Whereas: oil rigs cause significant environmental damage by leaching thousands of pounds 9
of heavy metals into the surrounding waters. 10
Therefore: Be it resolved by this Student Congress here assembled that the expansion of 11
offshore drilling be prohibited. 12
Respectfully submitted,
Astron Liu
Lakewood Senior High