Published on Mar 30, 2012 by 

One of the largest recent environmental disasters is the explosion of Chevron’s Deep Water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster caused environmental harm as well as harm to coastal industries. Even though the oil industry promised it knew what to do in-case of a disaster, they did not. There was no investment made by oil companies in research and technology to deal with the spill even though oil spills have been a common occurrence. Due to this lack of investment, old techniques such as using toxic chemicals was used causing more harm as the oil reached the shore.

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Teach-In: BP SPILL & BIG OIL—WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, WHAT IT MEANS & WHAT WE CAN DO

On Tuesday July 20, 2010, as part of the 3-Month Gulf Disaster Anniversary National Week of Action, Mobilization for Climate Justice West organized this teach in to a standing room only crowd of 150 community members. Antonia Juhasz, leading oil industry expert and critic, just returned from the Gulf, meeting with impacted communities and groups. She is Director of the Chevron Program at Global Exchange, and the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It.

Segment #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVC7lJLkyIE

Segment #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ECfIil9bzI

Segment #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecJlaRSOfOk

Segment #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpOw7hmxsuk