Antonia Juhasz's Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill PDF

By Antonia Juhasz

A searing examine the human face of BP's catastrophe within the gulf

It is the most important oil catastrophe in American heritage, and it could possibly occur back. it really is greater than a narrative of ruined shores, lifeless flora and fauna, company spin, political machinations, and fiscal fallout. it's a riveting human drama full of humans whose lives will ceaselessly be outlined as "before" and "after the gulf oil disaster." Black Tide is the single publication to inform this tale during the viewpoint of individuals on each side of the disaster, from those that misplaced their lives, family, and livelihoods to people who made the rules that set the devastating occasion in movement, those that reduce the corners that placed company earnings over humans and the surroundings, and those that have dedicated their lives to making sure that such an occasion isn't repeated.

Dramatic and compelling, Black Tide exposes the human failings and human price of the biggest oil catastrophe in American heritage and the way it may well simply occur again.

"We can't let the BP catastrophe to be driven from public view the best way BP used chemical dispersants to conceal the oil. those outstanding stories-of loss, heroism and culpability-are a brilliant reminder that this disaster can be with us for many years, and that we've got now not but made the adjustments essential to hinder destruction within the future."
-Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine: the increase of catastrophe Capitalism.

"It's tough to visualize a greater individual to show free in this epochal catastrophe than Antonia Juhasz, together with her compassionate middle, vibrant prose, and wealthy services in either oil and fiscal coverage. From oil-smeared shores, to the drilling rig's keep watch over room, to the large photograph of massive Oil and the governments they push round. it isn't with reference to catastrophe: it is a sequence of encounters with actual humans, from oceanographers to oyster-shuckers, striving to make issues correct. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and highly important.
-Rebecca Solnit, writer of A Paradise inbuilt Hell: the extreme groups that come up in Disaster

Praise for The Tyranny of Oil

"Reminds us that those that do not study the teachings of historical past are fated to copy its mistakes." -USA Today

"[A] well timed, blistering critique . . . white-hot" -Kirkus starred review

"[A] thorough, readable takedown of massive Oil." -Publishers Weekly

"Abrave, groundbreaking case research. . . . a very good first step towards actual strength independence is to learn this insightful book." -The Christian technology Monitor

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