Profit, Pollution and Deception BP and the Oil Spill
The Deepwater Horizon was known as one of the safest drilling rigs. When the alarm set off- it was about to complete an exploration-well in 5 600m of depth. Even months after the explosion, crude oil continued to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, and BP and its clean up methods came under fire and scrambled to control the images that the public saw. Now all live-cams are switched off, and all seemed to be back to normal. Yet oil industry insiders, fishermen, lawyers, and marine toxicologists shed a different light upon methods and legacy of the toxic clean up performed by BP and the Coast Guard. This was not the first story of an oil giant caught between profit maximization and the need to satisfy our rising demand for oil during the closing decades of the oil age- Profit, Pollution and Deception- BP and the Oil Spill.