Deepwater Horizon

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became front-page news as soon as the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded and caught fire on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and starting the worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Watch

60 minutes, interview with a survivor from the Deepwater Horizon accident (approx. 30 minutes)

Deepwater Horizon (2016) – Official Movie Trailer

Search the web

Find out more about the following:

Transocean

BP

The Gulf of Mexico

Write a blog

Write a blog where you answer the following questions:

What were the environmental effects?

Who’s to blame?

What is the latest on this story?

What have the oil industry learned from this disaster?

Use Google Maps to pin down the location of Deepwater Horizon (add it to your blog)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s