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Tony Hayward – CEO of BP

At one point, he famously coined the BP oil spill “relatively tiny.”


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Gulf Oil Spill 2010: President Obama Announces Control

President Obama: “I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down.”


The President also pointed out how the disaster uncovered the very comfortable relationship between the offshore oil industry and those in charge of supervising it.

The oil spill is now in its sixth week; the amount of oil released from the Deepwater Horizon well has now surpassed the amount released during the Exxon-Valdez disaster.

The hesitation of Obama to take the reins of this situation shows his concern with failure. If the U.S. Government takes over the recovery operation… Continue reading

BP Oil Spill 2010: Tracking with Media

It has been over a month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank, killing 11 workers and serving as the catalyst for one of the most major human mistakes in history. Here is a series of media pieces that will inform and disturb you.


Diving around the Oil Spill:

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Does Anybody Care?

TODAY, This article was posted on The Guardian: 

“Obama takes tougher line on oil spill: Obama administration directed more fire against BP, ordering it to provide daily updates on its efforts to contain the spill.”


(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / May 10, 2010)

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Oil Plumes Headed to Florida Keys

BP has announced that approximately 20% of the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico is finally being contained and brought to the surface, but scientists worry that dangers to the deepwater wildlife will be much worse than anticipated.


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