Oil spills Essay Topics

Oil spill

Selendang Ayu, a Malaysian freighter broke in half in Unalaska Island. It was in December 8, 2004 when 336,000 gallons of oil and 66,000 tons of soybeans cover the oceans of the Aleutian chain. Six crew members died and State and federal agencies take an immediate action to prevent the damage that it will bring… View Article

Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010 an explosion on an oil rig in the gulf of Mexico killed 11 people but also unleashed “the worst environmental disaster in U. S. history”(Center for Biological Diversity). A study I came across when researching this disaster by the Center for Biological Diversity shows us the more than 82,000 birds, about… View Article

Oil spill cases

1. How are the two disasters different? RESPONSE: AN OIL SPILL in Prince William Sound? Never. It will never happen. The channel is very wide and very deep. There are no navigational hazards.’ So the public were led to believe. Unfortunately, on Friday, March 24, four minutes after midnight, the Exxon Valdez, a supertanker carrying… View Article

Split of the MMS: A little too late

In the wake of one of the largest oil spills, and arguably one of the worst environmental tragedies in American history, United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declared that he will split the beleaguered Minerals Management Service, the office that oversees offshore oil drilling activities, into two entities, one to lease Federal lands and water… View Article