The BP Oil Disaster: 4 Years Later
four years ago, spilling for 87 days.
you have been on this site.
Oil's Destructive Cycle
Four years after more than 200 million gallons of oil poured into the Gulf, the BP oil disaster serves as much more than a bad memory. It's a constant reminder of the damage that continues to reveal and manifest itself in countless ways, and the stark reality of the government's failure to restore the Gulf region, or improve industry practices. The Obama Administration has not done enough to prevent future oil disasters.
The oil industry continues to drill & spill at the expense of communities and habitats that rely on a healthy Gulf for their survival. Unlike the oil industry, the people and the communities in the Gulf of Mexico affected by the BP oil spill disaster live with the consequences every day, and it will take many more years for them to recover completely from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It's up to us to break the cycle.
Voices of the Gulf
Watch the trailer for our short documentary, "Drill, Spill, Repeat?" to see the BP oil disaster from perspectives of those still facing daily struggles, due to an industry out of control.
What You Can Do
The Big Picture: Share the Facts on Offshore Oil Drilling
Sign up to host a local "Drill, Spill, Repeat?" viewing party
Join our efforts to protect the oceans! Become a Wavemaker