In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and How to End Our Oil Addiction
- If you're looking for something that connects the dots between the BP oil disaster, the harm it's done to the Gulf of Mexico and the people paying the price, this book is it. In a clear and compelling voice, it explains the worst environmental catastrophe of our time, then shows the way forward to protect this national treasure, safeguard our future and break our destructive addiction to oil.
- -- Robert Redford
In the last few months we have witnessed one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in history.
On April 20, 2010, when Deepwater Horizon's well blew out, resulting in a massive explosion, eleven lives were lost, millions of barrels of crude oil poured into one of the world's prime fishing grounds, and the resultant slick covered 2,500 square miles.
Why did it happen? What led us to this tragic point? How can we avoid such accidents in the future? In Deep Water benefits from the combined resources of the 400 scientists, activists, and researchers at the Natural Resources Defence Council and provides thorough answers to these questions.
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, NRDC also teaches environmental law at Columbia University Law School. Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office for eight years, he created and led New York City's Environmental prosecution unit. He is a frequent contributor on NRDC's Switchboard blog.
Bob Deans, author of the 2007 book The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James, was the Chief Asia Correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other Cox newspapers, and spent eight years covering the White House. He also contributes on Switchboard.
More on the Gulf Spill from NRDC Experts on Switchboard
- Three Years Later: Act on the Lessons of BP Disaster
- posted by Frances Beinecke, 4/17/13
- This Saturday marks the third anniversary of the BP blowout that killed 11 men aboard the Deepwater ...
- Lubchenco Has Championed Science and Ocean Restoration at NOAA
- posted by Frances Beinecke, 1/7/13
- The United States used to be a laggard in managing ocean fisheries. Popular and valuable fish got pushed ...
- On the Carbon Pollution Front Lines, There's No Normal Anymore
- posted by Rocky Kistner, 1/1/13
- As Congress stumbles through an embarrassing year-end game of fiscal brinkmanship, the world continues ...
- How Does the FDA Know What Is Safe to Eat or Buy If It Doesn't Define Safe?
- posted by Peter Lehner, 12/19/12
- More than 90 percent of Americans carry residues of the chemical BPA in our bodies, according to the ...
- In the Gulf's Rising Tide, Hurricane Sandy Strikes a Familiar Chord
- posted by Rocky Kistner, 11/9/12
- Down in the Louisiana bayou, people have first-hand knowledge of the kind of suffering a maelstrom ...
- Oil and Water Create an Uncertain Future in the Southern Wild
- posted by Rocky Kistner, 9/10/12
- Cajun fishing and hunting guide Ryan Lambert has weathered his share of storms over the years. He rebuilt ...
In Deep Water
The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and How to End Our Oil Addiction
By Peter Lehner
with Bob Deans
Buy it now on Amazon!
All Royalties from sales of this book go to NRDC's Gulf Coast recovery efforts.
More about the Gulf Spill from...
- NRDC's Gulf Spill page
- Go Below the Surface of the Gulf Oil Disaster: An interactive guide to the spill's effects on the ecosystem
- NRDC on the Ground: Video and Photos
- NRDC's Work in the Gulf: Since 2005, NRDC has been working to support Gulf communities to protect their health and environment, and now we've opened our Gulf Coast Resource Center.
- Big Ag’s Drought Bonus, Soaring Solar, Wildfire Warning
- posted by The Editors, 5/2/13
- Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
- When Trees Attack, Orca Vs. Sperm Whale (in Pictures), the Quiet Car Gets Rowdy ... and No One Says Shush
- posted by The Editors, 4/26/13
- Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
- Are We Ignoring the Most Important Science About the Gulf Spill?
- posted by Rachel Nuwer, 4/22/13
- There’s no way to link the Deepwater Horizon blowout to dolphin deaths, mutated animals, and other strange ...