Flashcards in Geog Comparing The Impact Between Electricity And Oil On Evironment Deck (8)
Large areas of natural land are cleared to enable drilling.
Oil refineries are large and the take up huge areas of the natural environment.
Can cause air pollution.
Can cause water pollution.
Thermal power stations produce electricity by burning fossil fuels.
Accidents to oil tankers cause huge spills that kill wildlife and pollute the coast.
There is evidence to suggest that people living near to power lines may suffer an increased level of health problems.