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Environmentalists Warn That Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Be a Mirage

April 21, 2015

Some environmentalists weren’t happy with my article marking the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I emphasized a glass-half-full view of the present situation: Yes, BP and other corporate actors deserve condemnation for the environmental and economic devastation. But the subsequent recovery has been remarkable—and remarkably lucky.