The list author says: "The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico called attention to oil drilling on huge rigs out in the ocean. The Deepwater Horizon, located in the Gulf of Mexico, housed over 100 workers who were engaged in drilling for oil deep under the ocean floor. When it exploded, 11 workers were killed and oil began gushing into the Gulf, posing a threat to the sea life, shore birds and the people living and working along the coast of Louisiana and the other states, plus the country of Mexico, that border the Gulf.
Sadly, this was not the only large oil spill, just the worst. These books examine why and how companies search for oil in deep water, how oil spills happen, the consequences for people and wildlife, the people and activities of companies engaged in deep water drilling and the government policies that allow and/or regulate drilling in deep water."
"Published by Bloomberg, this book looks at the company, BP, and its coporate culture and traces how this led to favoring risk over safety. The executives who led the company made nice profits for shareholders but their policies led to deaths of workers, including the 11 who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion."