Gulf Oil Spill

The Gulf Oil Spill also referred to as the BP Oil Spill involved the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010 killing 11 workers and creating an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Oil flowed for 3 months, soaking marine animals and birds in oil and threatening the viability of the entire Gulf coastline.
As of 2012, the incident is still considered to be the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

The real economic costs of the oil spill

Gulf oil spill: Animals at risk

EPA launches website on oil spill

Dawn dishwashing liquid being used to clean animals affected by oil spill

I was wrong: Obama has to say no to offshore drilling

BP had other problems in years leading to Gulf oil spill

Wildlife workers prepare for spill to reach coast

Political fallout spreads with Gulf oil slick

The biggest US oil spill you never heard of

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