Oil Spills and Society: The BP-Deep Water Oil Spill On April 20, 2010 the BP-Deep Water Horizon oil rig exploded and collapsed. This uncorked an underwater geyser that released 1.47-2.52 million gallons of oil for 85 consecutive days. This has made it the worst oil spill in U.S. History(Schmidt,2010,p.A338). The magnitude of this environmental disaster was so incredible because it affected so many people in society and caused such horrific damage to the environment. This essay will argue that the BP-Deep Water oil spill was a clear demonstration of the impacts that offshore oil rigs can have on both the environment and human society. However, demand for oil has resulted in the acceptance of risky practices due to high pay outs for oil...The end:
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