Gulf of Mexico and BP Oil Spill

Updated 2024

There has been continuous damage to the Gulf of Mexico for decades which it will take generations to repair.


US Sovereignty was handed over completely to BP for the oil spill resulting in long lasting permanent continuing damage to the environment and a free pass for BP. The full extent of continuing damage by BP and other fossil fuel companies is still being discovered. The destruction is being continued under both republican and democratic administrations. 

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been a settled matter for decades.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see


1-Obama Gave US Sovereignty to BP
2-BP’s Macondo Well May Leak for Years
3-Dispersant Makes Oil 52 Times More Toxic
4-Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of
5-BP Oil Spill Cleanup Toxic to Key Species
6-BP and government lawyers prepare for battle over environmental cost of spill
7-Justice Department deal reduces BP's Deepwater Horizon fine by $3.4bn
8-EPA Accused Of Blocking Scientific Advancement of Corexit In BP Cleanup
9-New photo evidence that Gulf is drenched in oil, as BP trial drags on
10-BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia
11-Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off
12-How Bradley Manning Could Have Prevented the Deepwater Horizon Explosion
13-Rob Powell: Sinking the myth of floating bitumen in seawater
14-US witness claims BP gas explosion cover-up - Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico in 2010 caused one of world's worst environmental catastrophes.
15-Corexit: An Oil Spill Solution Worse Than the Problem?
16-Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill
17-The worst part about BP’s oil-spill cover-up: It worked
18-Escalation of Oil Spills, Why They’re Getting Worse in the US: Speeches Don't Matter, Actions Do
19-"Very, Very Sick Population" Due to BP Oil and Dispersants, say Medical Experts, Scientists
20-A Deadly Paradox: Scientists Discover the Agent Used in Gulf Spill Cleanup Is Destroying Marine Life - Three years after the BP oil spill, new truths come to light—from deep down inside the ocean
21-Better Left Alone: Flesh-eating Bacteria Thrive in Tarballs
22-Dead dolphins and shrimp with no eyes found after BP clean-up: Chemicals used to disperse Gulf of Mexico spill blamed for marine deaths and human illness
23-Mississippi Basin Chemical Farms Create Dead Zone of 5,840 Miles Along Louisiana Coast
25-The ‘Horribly Mutated’ Seafood in The Gulf of Mexico
26-Why This Year's Gulf Dead Zone Is Twice As Big As Last Year's

27-BP's Silent Disaster

28-Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis Three Years After BP Spill

29-Holding BP Accountable: Environmental Justice Struggle Continues in Gulf Region After 2010 Spill

30-Oil Blights Louisiana's Coast as Second Phase of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins

31-Oily gunk found in Louisiana 3 years after BP spill

32-The Big Fix

33-BP 'trolls' accused of threatening oil spill critics on Facebook

34-BP Gulf Oil Disaster Is the Catastrophe That Never Ended, Despite WH Claims

35-4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

36-BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration

37-Coast Guard slams BP for suggesting oil spill cleanup is complete

38-Injustice: As BP Refuses To Pay Remaining Gulf Oil Claims, US Restores Its Privileges

39-The Gulf Oil cleanup still isn’t over: 1,250-pound tar mat washes ashore in Florida: Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil is still being discovered

40-Wildlife Still Dying In Record Numbers Four Years After BP Oil Spill

41-BP Wins Big In Offshore Oil Drilling Lease Auction

42-Are rising cancer rates now a fixture among post-Deepwater Horizon illness?

43-The Environmental Threat of Atlantic Drilling Is Too Great

44-'Missing Oil' from 2010 BP Spill Found on Gulf Seafloor

45-10 Million Gallons of BP Oil Continues to Decimate America’s Gulf Coast

46-Five years after BP blowout, Florida’s oil and health problems evade national attention

47-Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right”

48-Five Years After: Deepwater Horizon’s Lessons Go Unlearned

49-In the five years since BP, there have been nearly 10,000 spills reported in the Gulf of Mexico

50-Money spent cleaning up BP’s mess skipped those who needed it most

51-Nearly Five Years After the BP Spill, Animals Are Still Dying in the Gulf of Mexico

52-Oil dispersant used in Gulf Oil Spill causes lung and gill injuries to humans and aquatic animals, also identifies protective enzyme

53-Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again

54-The Gulf Oil Spill You Never Heard About May Be the Largest Ever - The AP charges that Taylor Energy Company 'has downplayed the leak's extent and environmental impact'

55-The Little Fish Foretelling the Future of Ocean Life Harmed by the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

56-This gorgeous video will remind you what an ugly mess the BP oil spill made

57-Louisiana Environmental Group Warns Santa Barbara Oil Spill Cleanup Workers to Protect Their Health

58-Chemicals used in oil spill cleanup made Gulf disaster worse

59-The Biggest Oil Leak You've Never Heard Of, Still Leaking After 12 Years

60-BP chief receives 20% pay hike despite record loss and 7,000 axed jobs - High Pay Centre says £14m earned by Bob Dudley last year during crisis at oil firm shows it is ‘losing contact with reality’

61-BP's "Widespread Human Health Crisis"

62-Broad Coalition Rallies for BP Accountability

63-Our Tax Money Underwrites BP's Gulf Negligence

64-Gulf Chemist: Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Extremely Toxic Dispersant – at Night and In an Uncontrolled Manner – Which BP Says It No Longer Uses (Pictures)

65-Gulf Spill Settlement Could Save BP Billions In Tax Breaks - This oil giant can classify around $15 billion of its settlement as a business expense.

66-Shell Oil Spill Dumps Thousands Of Barrels Of Crude Into Gulf Of Mexico - An oil sheen of 2 miles by 13 miles could be seen off the Louisiana coast.

67-Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Gulf of Mexico

68-Sea Lice Outbreaks on Rise in Gulf Coast Beaches

69-Shell's Second Spill In Two Weeks: Why Are We Silent? Damage such as this cannot go unchecked.

70-There’s Nothing Average About This Year’s Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’

71-EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico

72-Obama Admin Approved Over 1,500 Offshore Fracking Permits in Gulf of Mexico and Mainstream Media Has Ignored It

73-Bill Nye: Climate change is reason for Louisiana floods

74-Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Extends Its Toxic Reach

75-Hundreds of Offshore Fracking Wells Dump Billions of Gallons of Oil Waste Into Gulf

76-There’s Nothing Average About This Year’s Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

77-More for drillers in U.S. Gulf of Mexico - U.S. plans the 12th lease sale under a five-year program that netted $3 billion so far.

78-Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

79-Chemicals used in Deepwater Horizon spill are harmful to people, study proves – finally

80-Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History

81-EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico

82-Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life - Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures

83-In BP's Final $20 Billion Gulf Settlement, U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize $15.3 Billion

84-15 Year Old Gulf of Mexico oil Spill: Thousand Times Worse than Reported

85-Hundreds of dolphins have died along Gulf Coast since February, scientists say

86-The Gulf of Mexico's 'Dead Zone' Could Balloon to Over 8,000 Square Miles This Summer

87-There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

88-Why is a spill that started in 2004 still leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico?

89-'Surprised, No. Disgusted, Yes': Study Shows Deepwater Horizon Oil Spread Much Farther Than Previously Known

90-‘The Cost of Silence’: Exclusive First Look at Sundance Doc on Deepwater Horizon Spill

91-A Decade Later, Gulf Residents Suffer From BP’s Toxic Legacy  The people who cleaned up the 200 million-gallon Deepwater Horizon oil spill say they are still dealing with the health and economic fallout.

92-After wrecking the Gulf, Big Oil is worsening the COVID-19 crisis

93-Believe it or not, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was even worse than previously thought

94-Deepwater Horizon disaster had much worse impact than believed, study finds


96-Nine Years On, the Deepwater Horizon’s Well Is a “Hellscape”

97-Oil company wants to walk away from 30,000 gallon a day spill in the Gulf

98-Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, We’re on Course to Repeat One of Our Worst Mistakes  In the past few years, the Trump administration has signaled that it wants to vastly expand offshore drilling, including lifting drilling bans in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.















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published this page in Blog 2021-12-15 12:06:39 -0800