The oil spill caused a great disruption in the energy industry and the course of action that could be taken to avoid similar inconveniencies detailed. The reading would be of great value in handling the final paper. Scherer, L. S. (2012). The BP oil spill. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill was a costly event that affected not only the people and company involved but also the environment. It costed the company billions of dollars in damages. The once serene Prince William Sound is changed forever. The disastrous event of the Exxon Valdez oil spill happened on March 24, 1989. The Exxon Valdez was traveling through the Prince William Sound, located on the northernmost part of the Gulf of Alaska that borders the Chugach National Forest, when it struck the Bligh Reef (Liszka 1-30).
In 2010, there was a catastrophe of Oil Spill in Mexico and it bigly affected individuals ' lives and species in the ocean. A seaward British BP Oil rig broke and spilled around 30,000, 40,000, and 60,000 barrels a day for more than 2 months. This was a catastrophe for nature and for a huge number of individuals. The occurrence that happened on April, 2010 has put a major effect on individuals ' lives. The affliction of Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico was in the middle of life and passing on the grounds that the conductor did not check for wellbeing first.
BP(a multinational oil gas company residing in London) in 2010, caused one of largest maine oil spills in history after an explosion occurred on their oil rig. Eleven people were killed and others besides suffered injuries. Not only did this incident affect human life but it also of course affected natural life. On April 20th a blast of natural gas exploded through a concrete core recently put in in order to seal the well if later use was needed. Once released from the well, the natural gas traveled to the deep rigs riser, igniting and killing eleven workers in the process.
On an individual basis, cases caused by accidents seemingly should not require recompense. If this were the case though, massive deficits would form due to the imperfection of humanity that could easily be avoided with the at fault party repaying. Looking at the Exxon Valdez spill, at the basis of it, the fault was an accident. The wreck was caused by a simple miscommunication between the captain and the helmsman of the ship, which led to a course directly towards icebergs, and thus, the crash.
“If you do business with terrorists, if you support or succour them, you will not do business with the United States” said George Bush, but Bush froze assets connected to Bin Laden and didn 't tell the people that the terrorist mastermind’s late brother was an investor in the oil company he owned (Arbusto Energy). After the 9/11 took place there was no immediate reaction on Bush’s face which clearly shows us that Bush and the government knew that this incident was going to happen. On the day of the 9/11 attack, approximately 4000 employees did not go to work which mostly included senior staff. This attack has also happened with the help of the government and we know this because mostly the senior employees did not go to work that day which beyond any doubt tells us that the government knew this attack was going to take place. Before this hideous incident, there was a Pentagon drill where almost 2000 people prepared for a passenger plane crash.
While people feel that immigration is good for the economy of this country, immigration should be restricted more and/or stopped from certain countries for the safety and security of this country, these immigrants do not deserve the same rights as naturally-born United States citizens, and the continuation of more illegal immigrants entering this country. First, immigration should be restricted for the safety and security of our country. September 11 was the worst terrorist attack in United States history; and while there have been recent attacks, such as the Boston marathon bombings or the San Bernardino attacks, none have matched the shock and number of deaths as September 11. This country does not need any more terrorist attacks than it has already faced. The INS informed Huffington Aviation International that this school trained two of
For this reason, pollution and other environmental issues disproportionately impact oppressed groups. When faced with this problem, the people managing the Salton Sea crisis should consider implementing the system suggested by Wenz. The system is intended to prevent rich people (and companies) from being able to avoid exposure to harmful environments as well as lessen their involvement in decisions regarding overall pollution. The system itself involves communities earning equal pollution points that cannot be bought and sold on the market. In theory, the system would solve problems involving hazardous waste and companies would no longer be able to export pollution to poor
For this particular case study, the Garbage can model describes that all the incidents that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon came together due to bias decision choices. The fall-out of what should have been an oil producing rig with no harm to the environment, unfortunately, falls into this category, it is messy, sticky and unattractive just as Dr. Kinicki expresses in his lecture (Kinicki, 2013) due to the unorganized, however, it does have order, yet despite this the trash can model looks the where the problem began, the solution, who are the participants, and the choice opportunities (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013, p. 333), nevertheless, even BP and Transocean lost sight of this formula due to their "over competence and incompetence" (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013,
The problem was still there even BP change CEO to Dudley. While he was CEO, he was promised and highlighted with the signal that the company is seriously concerned on safety. However, during his appointed, he ignored this problem due to cost cutting and aftermath, it was one of the point engaged in this disaster. Secondly, he should have a clear instructor or policy to junior level but he did not have. He did not get it straight to give them clear mission how to
Hydraulic Fracturing, otherwise known as fracking is the process of injecting large amounts of sand, water, and other chemicals into the shale rocks deep beneath the ground in order to flow natural gas back onto the surface of the well. This process was invented in the early 1900s, and has been controversial ever since. There are two sides to the debate, one being that fracking is known to be horrible for the environment. Fracking has caused families to need to be displaced, and emitted thousands of toxic chemicals into the air causing major public health issues. At the same time, fracking has reduced the reliability on coal, which is known to be horrible for the environment; it has also brought hundreds of thousands of gallons of natural gas
After the process of fracking was “perfected” all gas companies hoping to stay competitive and make a profit were forced to move away from flaring. Unfortunately, trading an extreme profit margin for an increase in environmental awareness is nearly unheard of in the corporate world. To stop pulling the lever, when its repercussions will never be seen by the gas company, would show a complete lack of any of business sense. It also shows a complete lack of compassion. The benefits of fracking are short-term and the consequences long term.
In recent years there has been a big issue on fracking in Oklahoma. This is an issue that only continues to get worse. The oil company, , by residents has been blamed for many of these earthquakes. Within the past month, there have been more and more issues. In Edmond Oklahoma, there was a big earthquake, which provoked residents to sue the company for $28 million in damages.
As the responder’s lacked this specialized training, firefighters arrived on the scene without the tools necessary to effectively perform a risk assessment. This would have enabled them to make the informed decision of not fighting the fire (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Firefighters must have the ability to ascertain the scene of a fire emergency, including changes in the characteristics of a fire (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Instead, they made decisions lacking situation awareness, which ultimately cost the department 12 lives. It is evident that emergency response leaders sent firefighters unprepared to the scene of the WFC incident.
This began to cause controversy when a veteran scientist whistleblower, Weston Wilson, called the study “scientifically unsound” (The Halliburton Loophole). Wilson encouraged the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a new study which did not involve the opinions of members of the hydrofracking industry so it would hopefully be non-biased (the Halliburton Loophole). While the integration of the hydrofracking industry into the Safe water Drinking Act appeared to be a good thing for regulating the industry, there is still a long way to go when it comes to actually controlling what is injected into the ground and its