Recovering from the explosion and spill that resulted in 4.9 million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico – a wound in the earth that could not be staunched for nearly three months – requires our best minds. Discover Cal offers perspectives from Berkeley experts about the effects on the environment and efforts to make oil companies more careful, accountable, and socially responsible.
Terry Hazen is head of the Ecology Department, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Communities Department at the Joint BioEnergy Institute.
Kellie McElhaney is the Alexander Faculty Fellow and the founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Thomas Azwell is a doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources.
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