In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and how to End Our Oil Addiction

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When Deepwater Horizon's well blew out on April 20, 2010, the resulting explosion claimed eleven lives. Over the next two months, an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, a haven of biodiversity and one of the world's prime fishing grounds. The resultant oil slick covered 2,500 square miles, killing wildlife and menacing the coastline--and many thousands of jobs--from Texas to the Florida Keys, and beyond.
How and why did this happen? Who was responsible? And what can be done to make sure such a devastating accident never happens again? "In Deep Water" answers these questions and more. Drawing on the work of the 400 scientists, activists, and researchers at the Natural Resources Defense Council, "In Deep Water" documents the environmental and human toll of this tragedy--and underscores that our often wasteful over-reliance on oil comes at an ever-greater cost to us and to the planet we inhabit.
 

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I'm currently reading In Deep Water by Peter Lehner about the Deep Water Horizon oil rig disaster. There is little real information, beyond what is known from the PBS Frontline documentary. A large portion of the book discusses how we can/should break our oil addiction. Predictably, Lehner does not suggest cheap and abundant nuclear-powered electricity to power plug-in hybrid cars (built in South Korea). 

Contents

Timeline
8
Foreword
11
Introduction
15
Chapter 1 Blowout
23
Chapter 2 Oil in the Water
49
Chapter 3 Big Oil Small People
69
Chapter 4 Blind Faith
87
Chapter 5 A Healthy Gulf
124
Chapter 6 Beyond Petroleum
149
Epilogue
164
Acknowledgments
171
Resource Guide
174
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