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The human race is vastly dependent on fossil fuels to maintain its current standards of living. Despite of an ever-increasing number of new technologies on the horizon, oil still serves as the basis for thousands of everyday products, from medicines to plastics to fibers for clothing. And, of course, oil gives us gasoline, as well as diesel and jet fuel. Utilizing the United States as a model, it is very beneficial for the U.S. to fulfill at least some of its needs directly from offshore drillings wells. In this way, the U.S. greatly limits its own dependability on foreign oil imports, related oil price pressure (price spikes) and related foreign affairs political issues. ...
Here, a 1 page (single spaced) paper discussing the risks and benefits of fossil fuels extraction from coastal marine ecosystems is provided. A total of 3 APA style references are included.