Does anyone not worry about the possible problems we could have from drilling so much oil? What happens to those huge caverns under the earth's crust where the oil has settled? Does it not ever cave in, or cause earthquakes? How can drilling not be bad for our earth? It's functionally stupid to think that none of this is causing ANY problems. Oil does not replace itself, so pressure inside the earth is changing as we remove it, this is a fact.
Does anyone else think of this stuff or even care?
Yes I am sure it does cause issue, but what can be done? The government doesn't seem willing to look for alternative methods of fuel. The oil companies will continue to profit in the billions for people NEED their cars to get to work, and have no choice but to fill them with gasoline. Airplanes need fuel, public buses need fuel, etc etc etc.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
As I understand it the caverns are already formed and the liquefied crude is sitting in them.
If you're against using fossil fuels, then what should we do in terms of generating power...since people have problems with nuclear, wind turbines, solar, hemp, corn oil, etc.--since animal habitats and migration patterns may be disrupted, solar panels en masse are not attractive to look at, and not reliable for northern states to depend on solely, reactors could meltdown, and there isn't enough farmland to grow corn or hemp to substitute for crude?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:22 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 8:36 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:46 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
The earth itself release millions of tons of oil into the oceans every year and has been doing as long as there has been oil. I think it is truly ad hoc reasoning to say the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are caused by drilling.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:37 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 8:34 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 8:37 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
I'm sure it is affecting the earth. We should be investing in solar power and wind power. I'ts to bad the people that run this country care more about keeping the oil companies rich, then they care about the earth.
Answer by mommom2000 at 8:43 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Plenty of Earthquakes in the Middle East. There was a > 7.0 earthquake in Pakistan in January-
Answer by Sisteract at 8:49 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:18 AM on Mar. 15, 2011