How Deep Were the Impacts of the BP Oil Disaster?

A decade later, the Gulf of Mexico is still far from fully recovered.

The resulting loss to life, livelihoods, and the environment hasn't slowed offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. But it should.

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After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Kindra Arnesen went to the mat to help heal and protect her southeastern Louisiana community and the fishery it relies on. Ten years later, she’s still fighting.

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Because everyone can stand behind clean beaches, thriving coastal economies, and healthy fisheries.

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Years later, not much has changed—including the impulse to drill.

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The oil and gas industry says, “not it.”


Living with the BP oil disaster.

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