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Peter Maass

Peter Maass is the author, most recently, of Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil. (September 2011)

Fireboat response crews battling the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon, the offshore drilling rig owned by Transocean that exploded when BP’s Macondo oil well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, April 21, 2010

What Happened at the Macondo Well?

Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit

by Loren C. Steffy

A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher

by Joel Achenbach

Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster

by John Konrad and Tom Shroder

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

a report to the President by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

September 29, 2011 issue

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