BP Oil Spill
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.
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.