aljazeeraamerica: Four years after the BP disaster, experts say it could happen again Four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, experts are warning that similar disasters could happen again. They say government regulations and companies’ safety cultures have not kept pace with increases in global offshore oil production and rapid changes in the technology used to capture that oil. Without more regulations and changes at the top of multinational corporations, experts believe that another disaster like the Deepwater Horizon explosion is imminent. Continue reading This is exactly why we don’t want offshore oil drilling in Belize. Look at the disaster it has been for the Gulf of Mexico. And we don’t have near the regulatory oversight or clean up capacity that exists in America. One accident and our country’s entire tourism industry will be ruined.

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Four years after the BP disaster, experts say it could happen again

Four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, experts are warning that similar disasters could happen again.

They say government regulations and companies’ safety cultures have not kept pace with increases in global offshore oil production and rapid changes in the technology used to capture that oil. Without more regulations and changes at the top of multinational corporations, experts believe that another disaster like the Deepwater Horizon explosion is imminent.

Continue reading

This is exactly why we don’t want offshore oil drilling in Belize. Look at the disaster it has been for the Gulf of Mexico. And we don’t have near the regulatory oversight or clean up capacity that exists in America. One accident and our country’s entire tourism industry will be ruined.