Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Essay

1099 Words May 3rd, 2011 5 Pages
Ashley Elizalde
Exam Essay 1 The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010. This spill had a catastrophic on the environment causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. This spill is the “worst environmental disaster the US has faced”, according to White House energy adviser Carol Browner. Why did this occur? The staff of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore drilling Commission said in a report delivered said, BP “did not have policies and systems in place to ensure that decisions made to reduce costs and improve efficiency do not increase risks or diminish safety”. The management of this
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Page 7 of the text describes the payoffs of studying management as a discipline. Maybe if the managers in charge of this corporation remembered some key things they could have avoided this disaster. Proper training in ethical choices, the position of a manager, and the will to do things with the inertest of not only your company but that of society could have saved a lot of devastating costs to our environment, animals, and those that lost their lives.

Management to Blame in Gulf Spill, Panel Co-Chair Says
Wall Street Journal (Online). New York, N.Y.: Dec 2, 2010.
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BP "did not have policies and systems in place" to "ensure that decisions made to reduce costs and improve efficiency do not increase risks or diminish safety," the staff of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission ( ) said in a report delivered as the commission began discussing what to say in its final report. » Jump to indexing (document details) Full Text (433 words) |
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Author: Siobhan Hughes
WASHINGTON--BP PLC's management policies failed to ensure that decisions made to cut costs in its deep-water drilling operations didn't undermine safety, the

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