A large proportion of Gulf Coast residents directly impacted by BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill said the disaster has changed their views on environmental issues such as protecting wildlife, offshore drilling, and global warming, according to a report by University of New Hampshire researchers. For the report, “In the Wake of the Spill: Environmental Views Along the Gulf Coast,” published in Social Science Quarterly, researchers surveyed 2,023 Gulf Coast residents, including 1,017 residents of Louisiana’s Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes and 1,0006 residents of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties in Florida. Most of these residents were interviewed after the well was ... Read More
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