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Environmental Protection Agency Oil And Gas
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Source Of Energy Problem Of Global Warming
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Massive Amounts Nigerian Government
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Supply And Demand Fossil Fuels
551 wordsFossil Fuels: Our Society's Dependency Natural Resources Report by Sean Falconer Chemistry 122 Mr. Hart 1997 - 02 - 07 Our society has become dependent on fossil fuels for energy. That seems fine for now considering the fact that everyone is generally happy in the present situation. Fossil fuels are relatively inexpensive and seem to be doing the trick right now. Using fossil fuels arise such issues as global warming, rising costs of scarce resources, and shortages of raw materials. None of thes...
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Fossil Fuel Gas Prices
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Chamber Of Deputies Native Americans
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Persian Gulf War U S Foreign Policy
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