Research the BP oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. This event was obviously devastating to the wildlife and environment in the area and, to a certain extent, had global implications.
Respond to the questions below in essay format—not in question-and-answer format.
- Did the company handle this situation correctly? Explain what it might have done differently.
- From an environmentalism standpoint, did agencies handle this correctly? Explain your rationale.
- How did the state government and federal government react? Are there additional public policies in place now to address these types of catastrophes?
- With respect to public perception of BP, explain how the event and the subsequent reaction of BP influenced public opinion of the company. Do you think this had an effect on consumer buying of BP products?
Your response should be double-spaced and be a minimum of three pages in length. References should include a minimum of two credible sources from the CSU Online Library. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased, and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines.