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Social Responsibility and the BP Oil Spill
Social responsibility and the bp oil spill

In this chapter we will review the events that led up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in which millions of barrels of oil, or petroleum, seeped into the Gulf of Mexico, and the actions taken by the United States and international entities involved in the event. The Deepwater Horizon spill brought to the forefront the difficult balance that exists between today's modern world—generally a petroleum-dependent society—and the need to protect the environment. It also made the world's interconnectedness apparent. Many countries and people are interested in the existing global reserve of petroleum and are willing to pay good money for access to it. Additionally, the world now functions under an ...

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