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Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit

Author: Loren C Steffy
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011.
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The first in-depth examination of how a lack of corporate responsibility and government oversight led to the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. On April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon, the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum, located 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The ensuing inferno claimed 11 lives and raged uncontained for two days, until  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loren C Steffy
ISBN: 9780071760812 0071760814
OCLC Number: 651916632
Description: xvii, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Piercing the fires of hell --
Dawn in the desert --
Rise of the sun king --
"Flying close to the wind" --
"There's nothing left" --
Imminent hazard --
The price of failure --
The fixer --
The fall of the sun king --
Not enough --
"A burning platform" --
"Who cares, it's done" --
Prelude to disaster --
Drops in the big ocean --
A fox in the henhouse --
Reefs of ruin --
Apologies all around --
Meet the new boss--
--
Lost faith --
All for oil.
Responsibility: Loren C. Steffy.

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The award-winning Houston Chronicle journalist Loren Steffy delivers an authoritative and hard-hitting account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster--how it's only one element in a larger pattern of  Read more...

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