"Lost in Their Own Streets" and at Sea: The New Regulatory Reality After Macondo

Article by Christopher M. Hannan

The April 20, 2010, blowout of BP's Macondo well and the ensuing explosion and sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig resulted in the death of eleven personnel and the largest environmental disaster in the history of the United States. This article explores the ongoing regulatory response to the spill and suggestions for compliance.

About the Author

Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., New Orleans, Louisiana. N.B. An earlier version of this Article was presented in Puerto Rico at the 2013 Fall Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.


92 Tul. L. Rev. 991 (2018)