The Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
By Rylan Russell
What is the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and How Did It Impact the Water?
How did this affect the land?
How are these related?
What did we do about this?
On the 30th of April 2010, President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to hold the issuing of new offshore drilling leases and authorized investigation of 29 oil rigs in the Gulf in an effort to determine the cause of the disaster.Later a six-month offshore drilling (below 500 feet of water) moratorium (temporary ban) was enforced by the United States Department of the Interior. The moratorium suspended work on 33 rigs. On the 22nd of June, a United States federal judge lifted the moratorium finding it too broad, unreasonable and not adequately justified. The ban was lifted in October 2010. I think if we monitor the oil rigs more closely and make mandatory checks of the oil rigs, we will have a less likely chance of an epidemic like this happening again anywhere else on the globe.
- When was the Deep Water Horizon oil spill well declared sealed?
- Did the Deep Water Horizon oil spill negatively effect the land and water? If so, what were the most devestating effects to the environment?