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Deepwater Horizon Five Years After

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began; it took three months to finally cap the flow of oil. In that time period, over 200,000,000 gallons were released into the ocean. Five years later: what have we learned? it such an occurrence either preventable or stoppable? what are the long-term effects or has […]

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BP Pleads Guilty in Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

BP has acknowledged its culpability in the criminal phase of the Deepwater Horizon case. In return for a plea bargain and payment of a $4 billion fine, BP has pled guilty to 11 felony manslaughter charges, 1 felony obstruction of Congress, and violations of the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Act. The New York […]

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Bibliography

This bibliography lists peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, commentaries, and book chapters;  the vast majority have links to the full text. This is a preliminary version and will be updated as new writings are made available.

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BP’s Internal Investigation Report on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

BP has released its own report on this ecological disaster. It places some the blame on itself but mostly on other companies such as Transocean and Halliburton; in fact, in detailing the eight missteps which led to the disaster, BP only acknowledges that it caused one of them. Needless to say, these companies are not happy […]

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Who is Ray Mabus?

Ray Mabus is the person President Obama has named to coordinate the restoration of the Gulf areas devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is presently the Secretary of the Navy and is not a stranger to public service. He was also Governor of Mississippi (additional gubernatorial bio here) and appointed by President Clinton as Ambassador to […]

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Senate/House Hearings on the Gulf Oil Spill

In what looks to be a very busy day for some CEOs, there are two separate Senate hearings today focusing on the Gulf oil spill: the first, begun at 10am, is the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the second hearing begins at 2:30 today by the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public […]

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Gulf Oil Spill

The explosion and destruction of the Deepwater Horizon offshore platform has resulted in an oil spillage that will rival or possibly surpass that of the Exxon Valdez(extensive links here). At least 5000 barrels(that’s 210,000 gallons) are being released daily with the prediction it could go to 60,000 barrels a day. NOAA maintains a special site for this incident; the […]

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