BP Oil Spill May Devastate Alabama Gulf Coast
We are investigating the impact of the BP (British Petroleum) Oil spill may have on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The amount of environmental, commercial, and property damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is yet to be determined. The oil platform Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. As a result, the oil spill is leaking an estimated 5,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico. According to experts, this is the worst environmental catastrophe since the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.
The economic impact of the BP oil spill could be worse than that of hurricane Katrina. Thousands of commercial businesses and employees that make a living from the Gulf Coast natural resources could be devastated from the oil spill. The environmental impact could last for generations of Alabamians. The fishing, boating and tourist industry stand to lose substantial revenue.