Remembering the devastation: photos from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill
21 April 2015
5 years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, spewing 210 million gallons of crude oil. These Greenpeace photos from 2010 reveal the devastating mark the BP oil spill disaster left on our planet.
Gulf residents and wildlife continue to reel from the impacts of BP’s negligence. Coastal residents are struggling to maintain their livelihoods and culture, while they wrestle with health problems from exposure to oil and toxic chemicals.
We have to learn from the BP oil spill
Please share these images so that we never forget. A disaster of this magnitude doesn’t have to happen to us here, or to anyone, anywhere, ever again – especially not in the fragile Arctic. Shell plan to drill in the Arctic this summer – click here to raise your voice against the riskiest drilling yet.