The Class is Environmental Science SC1100

Learning Plan 7
Assignments
LP7 Assignment: Issues and Analysis 
Read Chapters 9 and 10 in your textbook, paying special attention to the Issues & Analysis section “Drilling for Oil in Deep Water” which is found on page 211. Imagine you were going to be in a debate where each of the issues listed below will be discussed. Using your textbook and other online resources formulate a point of view and develop an argument that you would present on the issues below. 
*Note: You are not required to answer the Issues & Analysis questions in the textbook.
Issue 1: Drilling for oil in the ocean
When the cost of oil reaches a certain point, the government is going to approve four more deep-water drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico. Develop an argument that supports or refutes this action. Make sure to include an explanation with details. 
Issue 2: Alternative energy - funding for alternative energy sources will be increased
Propose where you think this funding should go. Discuss what type of alternative energy source would be the best investment for the funding and why you selected the source.
Issue 3: Energy and the economy
Your opponent proposes that the economic consequences of using a specific type of energy must be a major determining factor in the decision of whether or not to use it. Develop an argument to support or refute this idea. Be sure to explain your point of view.
Issue 4: Nonrenewable resources and their use
Your opponent believes that our current use of nonrenewable resources does not significantly impact the environment. Develop an argument that refutes this idea. You must give specific examples of why you do not support this idea. 
Issue 5: Renewable resources and their use
Your opponent believes that when comparing the use of nonrenewable energy sources and renewable sources, the risks and environmental damage from using renewable resources is greater. Develop an argument to refute this idea. You must give specific examples of why you do not agree with this idea.
Submit this assignment to your instructor via the dropbox “LP7 Assignment: Issues and Analysis.” This assignment is worth 50 points and will be graded according to the scoring guide below.
Scoring Guide (50 Points)
Rating Scale
10-9	Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.
8	Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.
7	Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed.
6	Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent.
5-0	Criterion not met or work is absent.
Criteria
1.	Expressed a point of view and developed an argument to present on drilling for oil in the ocean.
2.	Expressed a point of view and developed an argument to present on funding for alternative energy sources.
3.	Expressed a point of view and developed an argument to present on energy and the economy.
4.	Expressed a point of view and developed an argument to present on the use of nonrenewable resources.
5.	Expressed a point of view and developed an argument to present on renewable energy sources vs. nonrenewable energy sources.


Additional Requirements 

Min Words: 500 
Min Pages: 3 
Level of Detail: Show all work 
Other Requirements: Please state your reference