Respond to the following:
1. In your own words, provide an overview of the events and implications of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
2. Explain the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, including why it was enacted, its general provisions, and OPA 90`s effectiveness in terms of containing a major spill.
3. Why did it take BP so long to stop the spill?
4. Which type of control would have been most helpful to BP in averting the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Provide one (1) supporting fact to support your response.
BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill Name Instructor Date Introduction There have been many incidences of oil spill in the world. There are various causes of oil spill. Oil tankers hit reefs or are caught in storms and sink, poorly maintained oil pipelines leak, offshore oil wells burst into flames or deliberate spilling like the case of what happened in the Arabian Gulf. These oil spills cause environmental disasters. This paper is going to focus on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its implications. It will also discuss the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, why it was enacted, its general provision and its effectiveness in containing major spills. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill began on 20th April 2010 following the explosion of a deepwater horizon oil rig. T