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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Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry - and What We Must Do to Stop It.”

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Producer: William Seaman

References:
(1) The Bush Agenda, Invading the World One Economy At A Time (Antonia Juhasz)

     Haliburton, Bechtel, Lockheed, and Chevron and American Policy

(2) The Prize (1991, Daniel Yergan - speaks from within the Oil Industry)

(3) The Seven Sisters (1975, Anthony Samson)