In Too Deep
IN THIS SUMMARY
On the night of April 20, 2010, BP’s Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and injuring dozens more. For the next 87 days, millions of barrels of oil from the Macondo well poured into the Gulf of Mexico as BP worked frantically to plug the well. The spill has resulted in incalculable damage to the fragile Gulf marshlands as well as the shrimping and fishing industry. In In Too Deep, Stanley Reed and Alison Fitzgerald examine how the culture of BP contributed to the disaster and posit that the damage to BP might be long-lasting or even permanent.