I am currently a fourth year chemical engineering student at the Ohio State University, and I am from the city of youngstown. I plan to work in the oil industry after graduation, and learned about all aspects of the industry while in school.
I would like to ask yourself a question. Who are the customers of American universities? At first glance you may think the students, but you would be incorrect. The customers of american universities are the companies located all around the world. They provide institutions with what they need in an employee, and the universities deliver them a product (a graduate).
Currently in the United States the majority of new jobs for the brightest individuals within our country are in the oil industry. This is not something that can be argued. Everyday I am with hundreds of students like myself. We share every aspect of our future careers with one another. We share salary, location, hours, and even who we may of know to obtain the position. AMERICAN and FOREIGN *OIL* (not every industry is hiring) companies throw dollar signs at us like we are the next Lebron James.
America needs these talented individuals to work in our country. They need them to make money for our country. We need to believe that we can extract the oil from our land in a way that is safe and efficient. I could talk to you for hours explaining why oil extraction is safe, and will not damage land or water other than the physical space it will take up for plants, wells, etc. I know because I research it. Scientifically. I understand the process. I used a different approach to oppose this bill because most people who oppose the bill do not understand who they are hurting. If I ever want to return to the city of Youngstown, and work as a chemical engineer it will be in the oil industry. Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Louisiana, California, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania will always be there to offer me a job, but it will be up to the people in Ohio to allow me to work in my hometown ever again.
April 14, 2014 at 1:39 a.m.
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