A Look at Oil Spill Readiness 7 Years After BP

A Look at Oil Spill Readiness 7 Years After BP
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When environmental watchdog Jonathan Henderson takes his regular thrice-monthly overflight to monitor offshore oil and gas operations, he never worries about a wasted trip.

That's because, in the seven years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and set off the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, an average of more than four chemical spills in the Gulf of Mexico were reported to the U.S. Coast Guard per day, according to an analysis of government data by the global environmental group SkyTruth.

 

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