Oil Spill books

A Listmania! list by Theresa Welsh "The Seeker" (Ferndale, Michigan, USA)
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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."
Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout
1.  Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout by Bob Cavnar
The list author says:
  "An Oil Industry insiderís look at what happened on the Deepwater Horizon, the policies that led to the disaster, and the faults of the industry in letting it happen."
$15.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit
2.  Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren C. Steffy
The list author says:
  "This book concentrates on BP and how its policies and culture led to the Gulf oil spill."
$18.65   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction
3.  In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction by Peter Lehner
The list author says:
  "Focuses on the problem of dependence on oil but also examines the Deepwater Horizon incident in detail, tracing back to information BP had about the dangers of working in the Gulf."
$12.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race That Took it Down
4.  In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race That Took it Down by Stanley Reed
The list author says:
  "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."
$19.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

History's Worst Oil Spills
5.  History's Worst Oil Spills by AppBookShop.com
The list author says:
  "A Kindle book that provides a compendium of the worst oil spills in all parts of the world."
$9.99

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How BP Oiled the Gulf
6.  How BP Oiled the Gulf by David Welsh
The list author says:
  "A Kindle book billed as "A kid's book for adults" that includes satirical cartoons that chronicle events of the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill."
$3.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Theresa Welsh "The Seeker" (Ferndale, Michigan, USA)
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Last updated: 3/24/11
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