Black Tide

Black Tide

The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

Book - 2011
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We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories - of loss, heroism, and culpability - are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2011.
ISBN: 9780470943373
0470943378
Branch Call Number: 363.7382/JUHASZ
Characteristics: ix, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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StarGladiator
Jan 04, 2014

OK, but so what? The obvious question: who actually owns BP? Why are the obvious, most logical, and simple questions forever beyond "professional activist," Ms. Juhasz? Always jousting at those monolithic oil corporations, but never, ever getting down to the nitty gritty. Why the big mystery? (Historically, the owners were/are (?) the Rockefeller, Mellon and Rothschild families owning half, with the other half owned by the U.K. government (which poses the questions, exactly who within the British government?) This is akin to the simpleton thinking of a tenant, forever railing against his apartment building, without an inkling or least bit of curiousity as to who actually owns his or her apartment? Prattle, on, Ms. Juhasz, forever failing to accomplish anything (but perhaps that is her ultimate goal)? Even you, Ms. Juhasz, must finally comprehend that there is a reason the same fellow is always appointed as the one "to dispense the money" - - Kenneth Feinberg?. This is akin to the militant ignorance of the American voter ignoring the fact that the same groups of people, from the same PR corporation, advised the candidates, regardless whether republican or democratic.

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PeonyPeeps
Jul 25, 2012

This book is an excellent read for all leaders, present and future. We must not hide from our mistakes, but learn from them by accepting the truth about the factors that lead up to this disaster.

I am afraid that it will be all too forgotten because of the attempts of both government and oil companies to minimize the real environmental impact of such a disaster.

I implore the prime minister, his/her cabinet, the premiers and all government and corporate leaders to read this book. I implore Oprah Winfrey to read this book. I implore President Barack Obama to read this book. It's an easy read, well-written because it's subject is so intriguing.

It must never happen again, and I hope our governmental leaders set their standards higher for safety and environmental protection. None of this "world-leading practices for land and marine oil spill response". How about world-leading practices and investment in technologies for oil spill PREVENTION? How does that saying go? "An ounce of prevention...?" Is it worth billions in reparations and fines?

I implore us all to be good stewards of our fellow people, and our environment. I am anxious because I do not see oil companies being required to re-invest their profits into prevention of oil spills and protection of lives.

Please read this one. For the sake of our future generations.

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