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Final Report.  National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling   2011. 

America’s Gulf Coast: a long term recovery plan after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Ray Mabus, New Orleans: Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center, 2010. 

Assessing the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on human health: workshop summary, Margaret A. McCoy and Judith A. Salerno,. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2010.

Blowout in the Gulf: The BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America, William R. Freudenburg and Robert Gramling, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.



Anastas, Paul T., et al. (2010). Designing science in a crisis: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (24), 9250-9251.

Davies, S. (2010). Deep oil dilemma: explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon. Engineering and Technology, 5 (8), 44-49.

Kerr, R.A. et al. (2010). Gulf oil disaster: five questions on the spill.  Science 328 (5891),  962-963.

Margolis, Mac. (2011)  Top 100 stories of 2010 #1: Worst oil spill of all time and a future full of oil. Discover 32(1), 15-18.

Powell, Corey S. (2011)  Top 100 stories of 2010 #25: Steven Chu finally brings much needed science into energy policy.  Discover 32(1), 42-43.

Rotkin-Ellman, Miriam, Kathleen M. Navarro, and Gina M. Solomon. (2010). Gulf oil spill air quality monitoring: lessons learned to improve emergency response. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (22), 8365-8366.

Solomon, Gina M. and Sarah Janssen. (2010). Health effects of the Gulf oil spill. Journal of the American Medical Association, 304 (10), 1118-1119.

Stokstad, Erik. (2010). Diving into the oil spill. Science, 330 (6011), 1608.

Witze, Alexandra. (2011) White House Science Adviser discusses next two years.  Science News 179 (2) 32.


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