Deep Water Gulf Oil Disaster Report and Recommendations
We just received two books published by the federal government on the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling is an extensive study of the 2010 gulf oil disaster, and its separately-published recommendations, by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
These resources trace the history of offshore drilling exploration in the United States as well as its legislative history, starting with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953. The books also introduce the science behind the Gulf Oil disaster and provide detailed documentation of the response to the disaster.
If you're interested in learning more, check out these resources:
- The University of South Florida Library's Gulf Oil Spill Information Center.
- Data released by the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Health resources from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.