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Author Magner, Mike.

Title Poisoned legacy : the human cost of BP's rise to power / Mike Magner.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.7622182 M274p 2011    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 417 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "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. Journalist Mike Magner has been tracking BP's reckless path for years and, for the first time, focuses on the human price of BP's rise to power. From Alaska to Kansas to the Gulf, Magner has talked to people whose lives have been destroyed by BP's almost unparalleled corporate greed."--Publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-398) and index.
Contents The book of common prayer -- The rise of British Petroleum -- The three pigs -- Smart pigs -- The Lord's demise -- Liars vs. politicians -- Faded green -- 'Nightmare well' -- The beast -- Lost lives and livelihoods -- Tiny seahorses -- Dollars and deaths.
Summary An expose on British oil giant BP not only looks at the massive Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill but also the company's ongoing history of environmental and safety violations.
Subject Petroleum refineries -- Kansas.
Neodesha (Kan.)
Water -- Pollution -- Kansas.
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Costs.
British Petroleum Company.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Petroleum refineries -- Accidents -- United States.
Petroleum workers -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
ISBN 9780312554941 (hbk.)
031255494X (hbk.)
Standard No. 3589635
NZ1 13549918
AU@ 000046459820

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