Conclusion and the decision to create an

Conclusion

The explosion in
the Macondo well resulting in the oil spill acts as a condemnation against
national energy companies and environmental law enforcement agencies. Various
effects on the ecosystems have been affected by the oil spill. Marine life is
showing various signs of defects like increasing number of dolphin deaths in
the bay, deformed fishes, and damaged oyster beds and dead corals. The damages
in the Gulf region will continue and recovery may take many years.

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The size of the
blowout and its impact on environment and people had a wide impact on the
society. There was an urge to change the current energy and environmental laws
and regulations. In the case of Deepwater Horizon spill, except dismantling
Management mineral service and the decision to create an independent response
entity (GCCF), nothing has changed. In spite of reports, commentaries, the
legal and regulatory framework is still the same as it was before the accident.

This has contributed to the loss of confidence among the public towards the oil
industry and enforcement agencies.

The full measure
of the impact of the disaster will take years to uncover, but the problems in
the laws and its implementation need to be addressed. There is a need for legal
reform and analyzing ways and methods for environmental justice with respect to
under-water drilling and oil spills.

 

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