Title

Economics, Ecology, and the Oil Boom

Date

5-30-2013 9:45 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Student Created Documentaries: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney and Philip Wade

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This film examines the recent influx in oil production in North America. It focuses on both the economic and environmental impact of utilizing the renewed interest in fossil fuel resources including oil shale, oil sands, and petroleum. The environmental cost of using fossil fuels has been a major concern for years. However, less is known about the effect that modern exploration and collection technologies, as well as refinement processes, have on the local ecology. The discovery and mining of extensive new fossil fuels in North America serves as a boon to local economies and reduces our dependence on foreign resources, but at what environmental cost? This video details these aspects of the North American oil boom.

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May 30th, 9:45 AM

Economics, Ecology, and the Oil Boom

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

This film examines the recent influx in oil production in North America. It focuses on both the economic and environmental impact of utilizing the renewed interest in fossil fuel resources including oil shale, oil sands, and petroleum. The environmental cost of using fossil fuels has been a major concern for years. However, less is known about the effect that modern exploration and collection technologies, as well as refinement processes, have on the local ecology. The discovery and mining of extensive new fossil fuels in North America serves as a boon to local economies and reduces our dependence on foreign resources, but at what environmental cost? This video details these aspects of the North American oil boom.