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  • A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea

    The book tells how the government and BP responded to an emergency unlike anything encountered before in the history of petroleum engineering: a blowout in imle-deep water. The book chronicles the 87-day effort to cap the Macondo well after the explosion on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon.
  • Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit

    The book examines the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig accident and puts it in context of BP's failures and maintenance lapses. It reveals how BP's culture of cutting corners led to the disaster.
  • Renegade Refinery

    Just weeks after the Deepwater Horizon disaster began, an analysis of inspection data obtained from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that two oil refineries owned by BP accounted for a staggering 97 of the most flagrant violations found by OSHA inspectors. Most of these citation's were categorized as "egregiously willful."
  • "BP Oil Spill coverage"

    MotherJones.com published "more than 500 articles" and related posts to their website during the coverage of the 2010 BP oil spill. Reporters broke news stories on the ground in Louisiana and all along the Gulf, while a Mother Jones West Coast reporter kept tabs on "what BP and its contractors knew and when they knew it."
  • Deep Trouble

    The Journal's initial coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill posed many questions about the impact of the spill. It also revealed that the Deepwater Horizon rig didn't have a remote-control shut-off switch, a feature used as a last-resort protection against oil spills.
  • The Blowout

    Three-and-a-half weeks after the Deepwater Horizon blowout, 60 Minutes gave an accurate depiction of what happened. Michael Williams, the rig's chief electronics technician, described key events he had witnessed in the weeks leading up to the disaster.