On This Day: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Gulf of Mexico experienced the largest oil spill in history as a result of an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig. Eleven lives were lost and wildlife and habitats were greatly impacted. People and industries felt the effects throughout the area. Investigations and response efforts began immediately, and this event led to changes in this industry. View the following videos to learn about the oil spill from a variety of perspectives.

Gulf Oil Spill Video

Pete Spotts talks about the oil spill and efforts to stop the flow of oil.