Environmental Outlook: The BP Oil Spill
It will likely be years before the full impact of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be assessed. An explosion beneath a deep water rig last April claimed the lives of eleven men. It also triggered the flow of millions of gallons of oil before the undersea well could finally be capped on July 20th. Cleanup efforts have been underway since. Last month the Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against BP for billions, and the Obama administration has yet to allow any new drilling operations in the area. Please join us for an update on restoration efforts, the case against BP, and the future of deep water drilling in the region.
reporter, The Wall Street Journal.
professor of law, University of Michigan, and former head of the Justice Department's environmental crimes unit division,
executive director, Gulf Restoration Network
administrator, the Environmental Protection Agency