Deepwater Horizon


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Remember the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster? The Trump Administration Wants You to Forget

, Senior Fellow

Trump’s Interior Department has been using a secretive ploy to get around offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place to protect American workers, marine and fishing economies, and the environment. Read more >

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BP Goes After Scientists Who Helped Them During the Gulf Oil Disaster

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The attack on the privacy of scientists’ email communication is expanding. It’s not just those who deny climate change who are going after the emails. Two scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution wrote in the Boston Globe over the weekend that British Petroleum has successfully subpoenaed more than 3,000 confidential emails among scientists that discuss the Gulf oil disaster. Read more >

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As Earth Day Approaches, Nighttime Images of the Gulf of Mexico Recall the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

, former science policy fellow

Today marks the second anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the world’s largest accidental release of oil in marine waters. And an interactive—and amazing—nighttime satellite image developed with U.S. government data should remind us of the extent to which we are invested in infrastructure in and around the Gulf of Mexico. Read more >

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