Essay On Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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The event is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 which is also called the Gulf Oil spill of 2010. The Deepwater Horizon spill happened on April 20th, 2010 but didn’t start affecting things until April 22nd, 2010 because the oil rig had caught fire and sunk into the atlantic ocean and polluted surrounding areas. Supporters of the oil spill that were affected by the oil spill were all lined up in boats on June 2nd, 2010 were protesting. Also since people were protesting somebody wrote on the side of their boat in bright orange letters “44 days still pumping BP lied” and later got arrested for refusing to move their boat after authorities had asked. Also something else happened in June of 2010 the president at the time former president Barrack…show more content…
Nearly three months after the oil rig leaked about and estimated amount of 134 million gallons ( 507 liters ) poured into the waters and contaminated them. “At midday, it 's normally light enough you can read a book 60 feet below” says porter who catches fish for a restaurant “But the oil blocked out so much sunlight, I could barely read my gauges” also says porter. “At midday, it 's normally light enough you can read a book 60 feet below” says porter who catches fish for a restaurant “But the oil blocked out so much sunlight, I could barely read my gauges” also says porter. Scientists said that when the spill happened that “And there is no data that suggests there are any long-term population-level impacts to any species” so some species could become endangered but couldn 't become extinct. BP also captured an additional 34 million gallons ( 130 million liters ) that had spewed from the well before the oil could pollute gulf

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