The Big Spill

July 2010
E: The Environmental Magazine;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p6
The article discusses the impact of the oil spill from the leaks in the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig that exploded in April 20, 2010 upon the environment in the U.S. It states that a public pressure has forced the administration to issue a ban on offshore drilling operations in the Gulf and a moratorium on new offshore drilling permits. The incident has ruined beaches in the and nation and disabled the fishing industry.


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