Two Years Later, BP’s Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast

Black residents along the gulf coast are still feeling the devastating effects of one of the nation's worst man-made disasters.

By Hatty Lee Apr 20, 2012

Two years ago today, a Deepwater Horizon oil rig run by BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and released 200 million gallons of oil into the surrounding waters. The oil spill was detrimental to the surrounding ecosystem, economy and communities. The Institute for Southern Studies recently released Troubled Watersa report on the aftermath of the oil spill and its consequences in the Gulf Coast.