Lessons From The Deepwater Horizon Disaster & The Future Of The Fossil Fuel Industry
One Planet: Lessons From The Deepwater Horizon Disaster & The Future Of The Fossil Fuel Industry
Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by drill ship Discoverer Enterprise May 16, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico (United States Coast Guard/Wikimedia Commons)
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’re speaking with journalist and author Antonia Juhasz about the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which spewed over 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the worst oil spill in US history.
We’re also discussing the collapse of US crude oil prices and the future of the fossil fuel industry.
Antonia Juhasz, energy analyst, award winning investigative journalist, and author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill
Ilana Cohen, organizer with fossil fuel divestment campaign at Harvard University
Rolling Stone, Antonia Juhasz: Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Is Getting Even More Toxic — But Residents Are Fighting Back
Washington Post, Steven Mufson: Ten years after Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Trump administration weakens regulations
National Geographic, Joan Meiners: Ten years later, BP oil spill continues to harm wildlife—especially dolphins
The Guardian, Ilana Cohen, Connor Chung and Joseph Winters: It’s time to let the fossil fuel industry die