Mining and drilling by: Ally Conrad

Things that are bad about mining and drilling- Things that are bad is for mining is that erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contaminated soil can happen when mining. Another thing is mining is the cause of water pollution. Some bad things about drilling is there are oil spills on land and offshore drilling sites. drilling can also cause disruption of wildlife migration route and habitats from noise pollution, traffic and fences. One last thing that is bad about drilling is toxic chemicals and dust pollute the air and water. Pollution Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017. http://wilderness.org/seven-ways-oil-and-gas-drilling-bad-news-environment

Some things that are good about mining and drilling are- mining brings mineral resources important for maintaining and upgrading living standards. The minerals that we get from mining are things that we cannot function without. Some materials that mining brings is metal, limestone, rock salt, coal, oil, gravel, gold, and clay. one of the really important things that drilling brings is oil. One things that provides is fuel for the car. "What Are the Advantages of Mining?" Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017. N.p., n.d. Web.

A solution we can have to mining and drilling is we can make the places where there are mining and drilling more safe and secure. The way we can fix some of the water pollution from mining is instead of abandoning some of the mining sights and leaving things in the water that can pollute the water you can clean it up and stop letting it get to this point. The reason why we should not give up mining and drilling is it brings a lot of resources like oil and coal, and things that we can't live without.

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