The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter selected Changing Seas: A Decade After Deepwater Horizon as the 44th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy® Awards 2020 winner in their environmental program category.
Late on the night of April 20, 2010, methane gas blew out from a wellhead a mile below the Gulf of Mexico. At a pressure 150 times greater than air at the Earth’s surface, the gas shot up through a drilling riser to the Deepwater Horizon oil platform and exploded, killing 11 workers.
The five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is less than a month away. Our beaches along the Gulf Coast are clean, but it’s estimated some four to 10 percent of the oil is still on the bottom of the Gulf.