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Gulf Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

On April 20th, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig had an explosion, killing 11 people and sending millions of gallons of oil gushing in to the Gulf of Mexico. In the days, weeks, and months that followed the images and stories were devestating. Now, five years later, the Gulf is returning to normal... or is it? 

Use the resources on this page to examine issues related to the Gulf Oil Spill in your classroom. 

Read Philippe Cousteau's op-ed for CNN.com, "Why We Can't Forget the Gulf."

Explore how our daily lives are connected to the Gulf of Mexico and oil drillng around the world with "The Gulf Oil Spill and Me" lesson plans for middle school and high school students

Explore alternative energy sources with our in-depth Action Guide, You Have the Power.