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dc.contributor.author Ward, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-21T18:08:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-21T18:08:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4953
dc.description 2011 Public Policy Honors Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2010, the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico cast doubt on the efficacy of oil regulation and the future of offshore drilling. In this paper, I examine the causes and ramifications of the BP spill in the context of oil regulation and industry safety culture. I argue that the spill resulted from a deficient safety culture, poor regulatory oversight, and negligible prioritization of the environmental and safety protocol. To correct the incentive schemes and safety culture of the oil industry, I propose a model that utilizes consumer pressure to incentivize companies to maximize environmentally responsible production. Ultimately, disclosing the environmentally records of oil companies can capture environmentally minded consumers and align the best interests of the industry with environmental stewardship. en_US
dc.subject BP gulf spill en_US
dc.subject Information Provision en_US
dc.subject Environmental Regulation en_US
dc.subject Environmental Protection en_US
dc.subject Safety Culture en_US
dc.title The Aftermath of BP Gulf Spill: Reforming a Deficient Safety Culture and Regulatory System Through Consumer Pressure en_US
dc.department Public Policy Studies en_US

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