Disaster on the Horizon

Disaster on the Horizon

High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout

Book - 2010
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Provides detail about the oil well accident that occurred in April of 2010, which the author describes as the worst oil well accident in United States history, and examines the oil industry, its resistance to regulations, and government concessions that cause the issues to remain.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9781603583169
Branch Call Number: 363.11962 CAVNAR
Characteristics: xviii, 230 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm


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Oct 15, 2016

Another stomach churning review of an environmental catastrophe that could have and should have been avoided. Greed, ignorance and lack of political will (again greed...) almost fail to shock. A good read written by a seasoned professional in the field. Lets hope lessons were learned from this unfortunate disaster.

adagarcon Dec 29, 2011

A good read that really gets inside the nitty gritty of the Deepwater Well Blowout, featuring vivid explanations and examples tracing the history and life of oil drilling. Starting with early oil exploration from its development to this most current saga, a series of connected individuals with ravenous agendas surface page through page. Anyone looking to get a better idea of the circumstances surrounding government inter-departmental conflicts and environmental directives will have their interests piqued in this account by Bob Cavnar. One cannot help but wonder how the mainstream news media did not do a better job explaning exactly how it went down. Are we now consciously aware that this disaster could not have been avoided given the previous malfunctions of the sleeping beast tearing apart the Gulf of Mexico? One wonders!


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