Oil Spill: An Inconvenient Truth
Oil spills are the mass release of a liquid petroleum from tankers, offshore drilling rigs, and underwater pipelines into a body of water. There are various types of oils that can contribute to an oil spill, depending on the source of the spill, although crude oil is one of the most prominent types of oil in the industry today. Oil spills repetitively occur, having profound impacts on the environment, economy and health. I chose to do this topic particularly because of the massive effects spills have on Earth’s species and the environment. What I found particularly interesting in this topic, was learning about the devastating effects of oil spills and the amount of control and manipulation in the oil industry amongst the government and large corporations.