xviii, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Unleashing the beast and paying the price The well from hell: drilling the Deepwater How blowout preventers don't work Technology reaching beyond our ability to control it A rogue from the start: influencing world politics, gambling with safety How did we get here? A brief history of offshore drilling Corporate shape-shifting and the BP-government merger How not to save an ecosystem: dispersants, skimming, and booming Top cap, top hat, top kill, capping stack: making it up as we go along Going for the kill: firefighting and relief wells The politics of offshore drilling The aftermath: what do we do now?
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220) and index.
KF1299.H39 C38 2010
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