The Halliburton Loophole: Effect of Deficient Ethics in Government
Paper 2

The Halliburton Loophole: Effect of Deficient Ethics in Government


Industrial development and environmental protection have always been at odds with each other. For hundreds of years in the United States, the energy industry- timber, coal, oil, and now natural gas- has been inherently bad for the natural world. In response, Federal and State governments have attempted to mitigate damage while still allowing development. Depending … Continue reading

We’re Fracked
Paper 2 and haiku (blog 8)

We’re Fracked


Fracking, a blessing? Or another distraction From a green future?   I am going to use environmental ethics theory to investigate a case related to the natural gas industry. I think it would be interesting to explore the industry specifically through an environmental lens, which incorporates both utilitarian and deontological theories. Natural gas extraction has … Continue reading

Blog 5

Old Concept, New Name


I first heard of the “sharing economy” concept two years ago in a first year environmental studies course.  The class read chapters out of the book “Treading Softly” by Thomas Princen. Princen outlined is vision for a new economy that is driven by sustainable action. One of his main points was that communities are able … Continue reading

Scary Consequences of Data Mining
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Scary Consequences of Data Mining


Most people are aware that companies collect personal information about consumers for business purposes, such as marketing. Data is collected by observing consumers, tracking credit card purchases, tracking purchases with rewards or loyalty cards, and monitoring everything that happens online. I have never cared that data is being collected about me because I have “nothing … Continue reading