Monday, April 16, 2012
1) Magner, Mike. Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power. 2012. Picador. Paperback: 417 pages. Price: $18.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But this wasn’t the first time British Petroleum and its cost-cutting practices destroyed parts of the natural world. It also was not the first time that BP’s negligence resulted in the loss of human life, ruined family businesses, or shattered dreams. From Alaska to Kansas to the Gulf, journalist Mike Magner has been tracking BP’s reckless path for years, and in Poisoned Legacy he focuses, for the first time, on the human price of BP’s rise to power.
RECOMMENDATION: If you want the backstory on BP and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, read this book!