Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill [NOOK Book]

Overview

A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the Gulf

"We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories of loss, heroism, and culpability are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future."
?Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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Overview

A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the Gulf

"We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories of loss, heroism, and culpability are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future."
?Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

"Black Tide is extremely well researched, reasoned, and written. The story of the Macondo well disaster has important ramifications for our future. Antonia Juhasz helps us understand what this disaster can mean to present and future generations."
?Dr. Robert Bea, Deepwater Horizon Study Group

"It's hard to imagine a better person to turn loose on this epochal disaster than Antonia Juhasz, with her compassionate heart, vivid prose, and rich expertise in both oil and economic policy. Black Tide covers everything from the details of the oil-smeared beaches and the drilling rig's control room to the big picture of the mega oil corporations and the governments they push around, but it's not just a book about disaster: it's a series of encounters with real people, from oceanographers to oyster shuckers, striving to make things right. Juhasz tells this story as no one else could. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and incredibly important to understand the places, politics, and people who survived the Gulf oil disaster."
?Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

The story of the largest oil disaster in American history is more than one of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as "before" and "after" the Gulf oil disaster. Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners and put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118067741
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil industry expert and Director of the Energy Program at Global Exchange. She is the author of The Tyranny of Oil and The Bush Agenda, and editor of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report, 2009 and 2010. She has covered and commented on the BP disaster on NPR, BBC Radio, CBC TV, and Democracy Now!, and in the Guardian, the Times-Picayune, Ms. Magazine, and Dollars & Sense. Her oil industry analyses have been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Petroleum Review Magazine, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and she was featured in the CNBC documentary The Hunt for Black Gold and on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. A former legislative assistant to two members of Congress, Juhasz holds a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University. Her Web site is black-tide.org.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1 The Explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.

2 What You Can’t See Can Kill You: The BP Macondo Oil Monster Escapes.

3 Body Count: Oil, Gas, and Dispersant Attack the People, Wildlife, and Wild Places of the Gulf.

4 When the Oil Kills the Fish, Can the Fishers Survive?

5 Making BP Pay: Cleanup Workers, Vessels of Opportunity, Claims, and Protests.

6 Big Oil Plays Defense: BP and the Oil Industry Respond to Disaster.

7 Obama Steps Up: But Is the Disaster Over and Could It Happen Again?

Acknowledgments.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Hmm. I hope it gets better.

    I'd say you're pretty famous for your one-shot hookers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Piratefics at last!!

    Excellent work! Keep it up!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Violet

    Lol! My dad dresses up as jacksparrow for halloween. Love jr stlry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    BLACK TIDES CHAPTER ONE

    CHAPTER ONE — SAYING GOODBYE <br>
    It's hard watching the ship you made famous disappear in the distance without you, your crew knowing you were left behind. <br>
    My name is Francis LePale, the famed captain of The Sea Ghost, my ship. I was known as the "Peter Pan of the Seven Seas," because I used to smuggle imports to the needy under the noses of the British. <br>
    My first mate, James "Smithy" Carole was one of the few people left behind with me. He got his nickname due to the fact that he used to be a blacksmith for the British navy. He began crafting blades and guns for our crew and smuggling them to us before he got caught and came straight to us. <br>
    Third was my wife, Marline. She was an outstanding navigator and an even better swordsman. <br>
    And finally, there was that cocky and idiotic teen boy that somehow got recruited. He said his name was Jack Sparrow. <br>
    And now, here we were, stranded in the midd of the sea with no protection from the world except the clothes on our backs and the weapons that we carried. It would be getting darks soon so we needed a place to sleep. Smithy had the same idea and was using a hatchet to cut down some of the smaller trees to create a makeshift fort. We can't stay in one place for to long without fear of being spotted by the British. In the morning we would make a raft and make our way to safety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Wavestar-Apprentices and Warrior Reauirements

    Apprentices:<br>
    Radiantpaw<br>
    To be a Warrior, you must do the following:<br>
    -Have 4 Recorded Training Sessions, told to me by your Mentor.<br>
    -Participate in a battle.<br>
    -Be able to list three examples of where you have lived the Code in your RP life.<br>
    -Pass two Assesments, the contents of which are determined by the Deputy.<br>
    These are to ensure realism, not to seem like I'm being strict. I want being a warrior to be a privelige, not a right.(See Forest of Secrets. The book.) -Wavestar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Kemon ml Kemon miller Kemon miller

    I love this book so much o m g.

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