BP Oil Spill

About

The BP oil spill occurred on April 20, 2010, when an oil industry exploded. More than 200 million gallons of crude oil was dumped into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Where did it effect?

About 16,000 total miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Of the 16,000, 400 miles of Louisiana coast, have been polluted by the oil spill.

Aftermath

Over 8,000 animals (birds, turtles, mammals) were reported dead just 6 months after the spill, many were already on the endangered species list. BP payed close to 40 billion in fines, clean up cost, and settlements. Even now there is still oil washing up upon shores.