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Environmental Justice and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Hari M. Osofsky


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Kate M. Baxter-Kauf


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bradley Hammer


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ann Mailander


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Brett Mares


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amy Pikovsky


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew Whitney


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Laura Wilson


affiliation not provided to SSRN

October 25, 2011

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
This Article analyzes the environmental justice implications of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and proposes ways to better address these concerns currently and in the future. It explores the justice problems that have arisen with respect to the spill response, compensation, and employment and workers. The Article argues that these problems result from a mix of inadequate information, failure to incorporate environmental justice into planning, and statutory provisions that favor oil companies and limit protections for vulnerable populations. It proposes ways in which to address these causes in the context of this disaster and more broadly.

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Date posted: October 27, 2011 ; Last revised: April 27, 2014

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Osofsky, Hari M. and Baxter-Kauf, Kate M. and Hammer, Bradley and Mailander, Ann and Mares, Brett and Pikovsky, Amy and Whitney, Andrew and Wilson, Laura, Environmental Justice and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (October 25, 2011). NYU Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1949421

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Hari M. Osofsky (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Kate M. Baxter-Kauf
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Bradley Hammer
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Ann Mailander
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Brett Mares
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Amy Pikovsky
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Andrew Whitney
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Laura Wilson
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