Coal disadvantages for debate<<<<<<

advantages and disadvantages
Oil Consumption
Oil Rebuttal Page
go here for the page about the dissadvantages of hydrogen
Everyone in Oil Group! Each of us choose our own topic. For example I choose Coal in first hr. so that's what I'm researching, no one else can do that. I looked at our rebuttal page and some people have posted no disadvantages. I will list who is doing what, and if your name isn't listed you need to use a resource not currently being used
Gage- Natural gas
Maddi- Coal
Andrew- Wave
Jessica- Solar
Alexa- Wind
Bailey- Tidal
zach- hydrogen
Grace- Hydroelectricity

Student Groups:
Student Names
Wikispaces Username
Responsible for Researching This:
Maddi Worley
rebuttal Coal
Gary Wilkenson
rebuttal nuclear
*Zach Epple
can we go against coal? reply in a comment!
Samantha M.
coal disadvantages. and other
Lydia Babb
pictures and some stuff and debate
Grace Ealley
anything I can find
Andrew K
same as Zach
Jessica H
anything i can find
*Alexa Franks
Everything about oil
Bailey Pierson
Everything about oil
Gage West
any thing i can f
Lydia and Samantha have you posted which source you'll post disadvantages on? I can't find anything.

Oil use<<<<------------This website shows what we use oil for

This shows oil production in Missouri. Did you know Kanas City produces oil?

This video shows the production of oil and how we get oil.

This is a good website that says how oil is made and what the advantages and disadvantages of it are..
Oil Animation

This website is pretty good. It shows where you can get oil, what it is, how it's formed, etc.

this website talkes about crude oil and how it is prossesed, click here

This just shows what can happen if an oil spill occurs...Honestly, looks devastating to me.

the oilman, by: pedrosimoes7(pic)

facts about oil

Petroleum can also be used to make steam to turn a turbine. Residual fuel oil, a product refined from crude oil, is often the petroleum product used in electric plants that use petroleum to make steam. Petroleum was used to generate less than three percent (3%) of all electricity generated in U.S. electricity plants in 1998." - from 'What is electricity!' on inventors

a cool place to find oil prices.

there are less oil in the world now.

On the link above, you should say what are some important parts of the page. When I click on the link, I have to read the entire page to find something. It would take forever for everyone to read that whole page.

Read more:
i got this information from

Definition of crude oil:
petroleum: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.__

oil feild, photo by swisscan;

Try to use this website

Why are oil supplies getting so low?
external image oilwell.jpg
picture found at:
(or click link below)
shows how they drill for oil and collect it
Oil is used for

Damage caused by oil

Instead of just posting a link, you should just say some important things from the link. Then it's easier for everyone to read, and who honestly wants to read that whole page and only find a coup
le of useful things.
this website talkes about getting the oil and uses
oil is in gas!!!!!!!!\

This video talks about how and why oil is a good energy source.

we will have nothing that will work right without oil or gas-o-line.

It's a great energy source. It has the best energy per volume ration of anything that you basic consumer can use in a portable environment.
As long as the correct measures are taken it burns very cleanly.
Best of all it puts CO2 back into the air. The earth is at a historically low level of CO2 being in the air. Plants love CO2 it's food.



effect of an oil spill on animals that live in the area
found on google. Picture from

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Top Oil Producing States
Crude oil is produced in 31 States and U.S. coastal waters. In 2010, 51% of U.S. crude oil production came from five States:
  • Texas (21%)
  • Alaska (11%)
  • California (10%)
  • North Dakota (6%)
  • Louisiana (3%)

About one-third of U.S. crude oil was produced from wells located offshore in State and Federally administered waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Although total U.S. crude oil production has generally decreased each year since it peaked in 1970, it increased by 3% in 2010 from 2009, in large part due to a 40% increase in production from North Dakota.

The United States holds 2 percent of the world's oil reserves but consumes 25 percent of the world's oil.
Energy Tomorrow
From energy

How is oil formed?

In the leading theory, dead organic material accumulates on the bottom of oceans, riverbeds or swamps, mixing with mud and sand. Over time, more sediment piles on top and the resulting heat and pressure transforms the organic layer into a dark and waxy substance known as kerogen.
Left alone, the kerogen molecules eventually crack, breaking up into shorter and lighter molecules composed almost solely of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Depending on how liquid or gaseous this mixture is, it will turn into either petroleum or natural gas.
Petroleum, or crude oil, is a naturally-occurring liquid composed primarily of hydrogen and carbon compounds. Americans use oil for transportation fuel and to heat our homes, but this resource is vital to our daily lives in many other, lesser-known ways. Petroleum products touch most aspects of our day-to-day safety, mobility, health and lifestyle. From replacement joints and pacemakers to fertilizers, feedstocks, phones and iPods®, oil is a key component in the vast majority of manufactured goods.
Currently, oil is the principal transportation fuel in the United States, accounting for more than 97 percent of the energy that powers our nation’s automobiles, airplanes and ships. In fact, oil is expected to remain the dominant fuel in our nation’s energy mix for decades to come. As global demand rises, is it vital to produce more North American energy. Doing so boosts U.S. energy security, but also keeps our economy going strong.
Combined with natural gas production, the oil industry supports nearly 9.2 million American jobs, while providing millions of dollars to the economy through state and local revenue each day. Consider it the energystimulus: $476 billion delivered to the U.S. economy in 2010—equal to roughly 60 percent of the 2009 federal stimulus. It's a stimulus that didn't require an act of Congress and which, with the right policies, can be repeated over and over—helping to drive broader economic recovery.