Today marks a year after the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico blew out, destroying the Deepwater Horizon and beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history. We’ve worked up a few pieces that look back at the effects of the spill, and look forward on the future of offshore drilling. Click on them here:
- The uncertain ecological impacts of the oil spill.
- The slow pace of reform for offshore drilling.
- The biggest casualty of the spill: mental health.
- A conversation with retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the men who led the oil spill response.
And if you need a refresher on just what went down along the Gulf coast last summer, check out Kayla Webley’s timeline of the first 100 days of the spill.