81 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011 Last revised: 27 Apr 2014
Date Written: October 25, 2011
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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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949421