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BP blowout, inside the Gulf oil disaster, Daniel Jacobs

BP blowout, inside the Gulf oil disaster, Daniel Jacobs
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-186) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
BP blowout
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Responsibility statement
Daniel Jacobs
Sub title
inside the Gulf oil disaster
"BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killed 11 people. The ensuing oil discharge- the largest ever in U.S. waters-polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants and the environment. Daniel Jacobs tells the story that neither BP nor the federal government wants heard: how the company and the government fell short, both in terms of preventing and responding to the disaster."--book flap
Table Of Contents
Mayday in the Gulf -- The blowout -- The environmental and human toll -- Behind the scenes in Washington -- The claims and the controversies -- The legal battles with the feds -- The environmental trial of the century -- The cost -- The spin games -- Myth v. Reality -- The mother of all restorations -- Have we learned or only failed?
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