Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America

Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America

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by William R. Freudenburg, Robert Gramling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262015838

ISBN-13: 9780262015837

Pub. Date: 11/28/2010

Publisher: MIT Press

The story of how a chain of failures, missteps, and bad decisions led to America’s biggest environmental disaster.  See more details below

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The story of how a chain of failures, missteps, and bad decisions led to America’s biggest environmental disaster.

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ISBN-13:
9780262015837
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue: The Deep-Water Horror Zone....................ix
1 A Question for Our Time....................1
2 The Macondo Mess....................9
3 Stored Sunlight and Its Risks....................21
4 Colonel of an Industry....................63
5 Barons and Barrels....................75
6 Off the Edge in All Directions....................91
7 "Energy Independence"....................113
8 To Know Us Is to Love Us?....................129
9 Cleaning Up....................153
10 Today and Tomorrow....................171
Notes....................191
References....................203
Index....................225

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Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Authors William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling are college teachers, and if you have a chance to take their classes, enroll right away. Professors of environmental studies and sociology, respectively, they are very informative, and they base their conclusions on well-reported facts. Their book links US energy policy to oil politics, corporate performance, risk management, and the technological and geological problems that led to the US's largest peacetime offshore oil spill. The professors cover the oil industry's history and the energy debate in a single, tightly packed volume, including significant accidents, their causes and the paltry penalties companies - especially British Petroleum - paid. The book contends that oil companies wield too much power over prices, policy and the environment. getAbstract considers this vivid story about these tremendously powerful, hugely profitable companies to be essential reading.