The BP Oil Spill in 2010 was met with public outcry and demand for change. After reading this unit’s assigned reading, share your opinion regarding the need for revision to the Oil Pollution Act (OPA 90) to prevent another catastrophic disaster like the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Why do you feel it took such a catastrophe to prompt change?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
Unit V Article Critique
Kurtz, R. S. (2013). Oil spill causation and the Deepwater Horizon spill. Review of Policy Research, 30(4), 366-380. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=a9h&AN=88939672&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Conduct a thorough, critical analysis of the article and its points. Support your analysis with critical thinking that clearly demonstrates an informed and substantiated opinion. Your critique should address, at a minimum, the following points.
• Briefly summarize the article’s position on the causation of the spill.
• What role did policy and legalities play in the disaster?
• Does OPA 90 effectively ensure the industry’s adherence to best safety practices?
• How can the human factor be mitigated in disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon spill?
Your article critique must be a minimum of three pages, not including the title or reference pages. In addition to the article above, you must use a minimum of two additional sources as evidence to support your analysis. All sources used should be cited; your article critique and all references should be formatted in APA style.
Week V study guide is attached for guidance.
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