Social & Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels (Consuming (Pollution…
Social & Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels
people are forced to move
disrupts wild live
gases released from the drill
Disruption of wild life
Negative impacts include disruption of songbird communication in breeding and nesting seasons, a
People disagree with government funding transport
U.S government struggling with long-term federal oil transportation, tax prices may become higher.
In Alaska, the government has allowed pipelines to be built in native reservations, which locals are refusing.
Health issues from breathing in fumes
Ponca City's residents are being exposed to toxic fumes from tar in the process of transportation.
Increases economic development
Increases property values, and the Keystone pipeline will create a small number of jobs for construction - about 3,900.
Pipe lines destroy the environment and animal habitats
In response to the Keystone pipeline, animal population has decreased severely.
Vehicles like ships pollute the ocean and atmosphere
4 percent of climate change is accounted to shipping.
Accidents and oil spills during transportation that destroy economy and environment
Pipeline bursts in LA in 2014, and toxic fumes hospitalize several people. // 26,000 gallons of oil from the Exxon Valdez spill are still present in Alaska after 11 years. // Caused $3B in property damage in the US since 1995.
Rising Sea Levels
Melting Ice Caps
Cities in China with lots of smog and pollution, causes people to wear masks whenever outside.
Takes a long time to break down
Plastic bag takes 10-20 years to break down
Waterbottle takes 450 years to break down
Gases and Fumes
Causes market fluctuations
If supply is low then price of daily goods would rise