Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout set off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The spill has caused extensive personal, environmental, and economic injuries in the Gulf of Mexico region and beyond. The following pages attempt to provide basic information about the oil spill, its effects, and efforts to help the region recover.

  • The Litigation Database attempts to track the litigation that has been triggered by the BP oil spill, so that people can see the types and locations of cases filed and what their status is.

  • The ELI Resources page compiles ELI’s publications, seminars, and outreach efforts designed to help communities and decision-makers respond to and recover from oil spills.

  • The Additional Resources page provides links to other websites and reports that provide valuable information on the BP oil spill.

We update these pages as frequently as possible, and welcome suggestions for additional materials or information to include.