Oil drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge.
Structural Inherency – There is a lack of oil available in the
2nd Affirmative -- Solvency claims
Refute what they say……….
SH1- Dependency on Foreign Oil
Why is this harmful?
SH2-Increased Cost in Oil
Not a significant increase
GG3-Lack of Jobs in the US
Data is outdated
GF4-US Debt -This point is not on topic and is not directly linked to oil production & dollars that could be “saved” by no longer importing is not significant when considering a 6.4 trillion dollar debt
GF5-How is this a failure? There has never been a stated goal of a balanced trade system.
Structural Inherency- There is not a lack of oil in the US where we are currently drilling. AND a minor repair to increase energy efficiency will solve the problem anyway
Workability #1- The drilling area only addresses “surface acreage covered by production and support facilities.” It does not cover seismic or other exploration activities that would have significant biological impacts
2nd Negative - Solvency attacks
SH1-The affirmatives figure of 16 billion barrels does not include the cost of discovery, development, and production
SH2- Increased oil supply in the US will have no effect on the cost of oil because oil prices are set on a world market
GG3- Congressional Research Service an unbiased source on the subject of oil drilling employment unlike the Affirmative source
GF4- The increase in federal revenue state to occur by the affirmative team is not guaranteed to stay within the federal treasury (PMA)
GF5- AS stated earlier, there is a 50% chance of finding less than a years worth of oil in ANWR, therefore imports would not be decreased significantly.