Case Study-Deepwater Horizon oil spill

 
Please review the following articles which will serve as the basis for both this assignment and the in-class discussion. You are not limited to these articles and may undertake additional research to answer the questions below and to prepare for the class discussion.

1. 11 Facts about the BP Oil Spill, DoSomething.org http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-bp-oil-spill

2. Deepwater Horizon and the Gulf oil spill – the key questions answered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/20/deepwater-horizon-key-questions-answered

3. How Does the BP Oil Spill Impact Wildlife and Habitat? https://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect- Habitat/Gulf-Restoration/Oil-Spill/Effects-on-Wildlife.aspx

Required: Answer the following questions within the space provided. Following is the scoring scale that will be used on this assignment. A soft copy of this quiz is available on iLearn. Please bring an extra copy of your answer in order to participate in the discussion of the case study in class, as the original will have been submitted to the instructor prior to the discussion.

Overall Quality of Responses
Exceeds expectations (10)
Meets expectations (7-9)
Does not meet expectations (6)

Questions:

1. Who has standing to sue for injuries/damages in connection with this environmental catastrophe? Please identify at least three potential claimants and their legal interests which are potentially adversely impacted by this disaster. (e.g., State of Louisiana has an interest in protecting estuaries, wetlands, coastlines and other natural habitats in the public interests by maintaining and safeguarding natural resources and public lands and waterways).

 

2. Please identify at least three potential defendants from which to recover damages? On what basis are they potential defendants? What type of damages may be available against these defendants? Be specific with respect to each defendant identified.

 

 
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