5 Years After: Deepwater Horizon’s Lessons Go Unlearned

Posted by Mike Confino, April 19, 2015

Deepwater Horizon

Remember that helpless, infuriating feeling watching gallon after gallon of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico in the spring and summer of 2010?

After Deepwater Horizon – the worst oil spill disaster in U.S. history – came the mantra: Never again.

But now, as we mark the fifth anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster – which killed hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales and other sea life, not to mention claimed the lives of 11 men and fouled hundreds of miles of oceans and beaches – I’m left wondering whether we’ve learned anything at all.

via 5 Years After: Deepwater Horizon’s Lessons Go Unlearned | Miyoko Sakashita.