How Can Campuses Respond to the Oil Spill?
The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010 explosion of an offshore BP-owned oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf's delicate coastal ecosystem at risk. This could be one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history.
Each day thousands of gallons of oil pour into coastal waters threatening over 400 species of fish, birds and wildlife and the livelihood of Americans, with the exact magnitude of the spill unknown. College and university students are essential to the recovery of this ecosystem, and to preventing disasters like this in the future.