BP Oil Spill Congressional Hearings

Around this time three years ago, as oil continued to spill into the Gulf of Mexico following the April explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, Congress convened for a series of hearings addressing the disaster’s impact.

You can now access several online transcripts of these hearings through the library’s catalog:

The oil spill lasted 87 days with a total discharge estimated at 210 million US gallons. On May 24, 2010, NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the spill.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill - May 24, 2010 - with locator

Find more resources on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the library’s catalog and more Congressional hearing transcripts in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (use keyword “deepwater”).

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