Type out the MLA citations for two sources you might use in your project, along with a brief evaluation of that source. For a guide to MLA citations, As you evaluate the source, try to identify the following: Who is the author and what is their profession (journalist, economist, ecologist, government agency)*? Where is this source published (a newspaper, online magazine, university blog, environmental organization webpage)? Who do you think is the intended audience for this source?
You can cite both popular sources (news articles, think tank reports, government papers, opinion pieces, magazine articles, blogs on a university webpage, etc.) or scholarly sources (academic articles or chapters written by scholars for primarily an academic audience). Aim to cite sources you might actually use in your CP rather than more general encyclopedic sources. Websites such as CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints are great for getting started with your topic but are too general to cite directly in a research paper (same goes for Wikipedia).
Choose two sources from the list:
Authors Name: Judith Lewis Mernit
Article Title: Why Does Green California Pump the Dirtiest Oil
in the U.S.?Journal Name: Yale School of the Environment
Publication date: OCTOBER 19, 2017
Authors Name: Deborah Gordon, Samuel Wojcicki
Article Title: Drilling Down on Oil: The Case of California
‘s Complex Midway Sunset FieldJournal Name: Carnegie
Publication date: March 15,2017
Authors Name: Mark
Olalde, Ryan Menezes
Article Title: Deserted oil wells haunt Los Angeles with
toxic fumes and enormous cleanup costsJournal Name:  Los Angeles Times
Publication date: March 6, 2020
Authors Name: Judith Lewis Mernit
Article Title: The Oil Well Next Door: California’s Silent
Health Hazard
Journal Name:  Yale
School of the Environment
Publication date: March 31, 2021