Oil Spills

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Things to Know About Oil Spills

2 Main Issues: One of the main issues of an oil spill are environmental issues and another is economy issues. An environmental issue is when the oil will destroy the environment and all the people and animals in it. The economy issue is when precious crude oil or refined petroleum is lost, it effects the amount of petroleum and gas available for use.


The gulf of Mexico and the Northeastern part of the U.S. is where oil spills have most recently been occurring.


Oil spills into rivers, bays, and the ocean most often are caused by accidents involving tankers, barges, pipelines, refineries, drilling rigs, and storage facilities. Spills can be caused by: people making mistakes or being careless.

The Widlife

Oil spills effect the ocean/water environments the most because it can and does kill a great portion of the organisms in this environment. Killing one organism in a huge food web like this, it can effect the whole ecosystem.

What About You and Your Home?!

Oil spills do effect us people and our homes. People are effected by this because not only does it effect the water on earth but from there it effects our air we breathe, and if we were to eat some of the fish out of the water and not know about a recent oil spill we could get sick ourselves from eating that fish. everyone here and League City and every city everywhere in the world are also effected because oil spills are everywhere effecting everyone, maybe at different speeds but we are all being effected right this very second. Above to the right is a photo of the oil spills in American recently the red represents 134 million milligrams dumped near Texas.

Coming up with a solution.

A lot of people have come up with a bunch of different solutions, and some of them have helped more than others but we need one to fix more than up to 50% of this problem. I think we need to have people make cleaning up oil spills a job because I know that a lot of people love the marine life and want to preserve it as long as possible and just one of those people wont be able to make a difference alone so we need a whole system, a team to help get rid of as much of that oil as possible