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BP Blowout : the Inside Story of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

By: Jacobs, Daniel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780815729099; 081572909X.Subject(s): Marine pollution -- Mexico, Gulf of -- MeasurementAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Blowout : The Inside Story of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.DDC classification: 363.7382 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 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?; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover.
Summary: The inside story of the worst environmental disaster in American history. Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and killed eleven people. The resulting offshore oil discharge, the largest ever in the United States, polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants. A former Justice Department lawyer responsible for enforcing environmental laws, Daniel Jacobs tells the story that neither BP nor the fe.
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Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 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?; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover.

The inside story of the worst environmental disaster in American history. Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and killed eleven people. The resulting offshore oil discharge, the largest ever in the United States, polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants. A former Justice Department lawyer responsible for enforcing environmental laws, Daniel Jacobs tells the story that neither BP nor the fe.

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The Deepwater Horizon crisis in 2010 was the worst environmental disaster in US history, spewing 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers lost their lives, and thousands of animals were killed. The disaster produced immense damage to ecosystems (and human health) and billions of dollars in property and other economic losses. BP paid more than $62 billion in damages, fines, and compensation, but no corporate employee served time for criminal charges. This volume by an experienced US justice department attorney is a comprehensive narrative of what happened before, during, and after the disaster. The account is detailed, including information on damage claims and the "environmental trial of the century," and Jacobs leavens the mix with personal interest stories and dramatic touches. The author contributes to the literature through FOIA requests that provide information about false claims against BP and personal interviews with several important participants in the process. Weaknesses include platitudinous recommendations to government and industry and lack of penetrating analysis of why industry and government failed in the blowout and seem likely to fail again in outer-continental shelf drilling. Summing Up: Optional. General readers through professionals. --Gerald (Jerry) A. McBeath, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Daniel Jacobs is a graduate of Middlebury College, Cambridge University, and Duke Law School and has served as lead counsel in high-profile environmental enforcement litigation brought by the same Justice Department office that handled the landmark civil case against BP. After entering academia, Jacobs became the founding director of the first interdisciplinary graduate business program in sustainability management in the United States.

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