Despite more frequent drilling, environmental activists say not enough has changed in the way the government oversees deepwater drilling.
The Deepwater Horizon spill started on April 20, 2010
The goal is to prevent disasters like the BP oil spill
March 24, 1989: The Exxon Valdez runs aground, leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil
The maximum penalty is down to $13.7 billion
Each year TIME LightBox pays tribute to the photographers who died. For many of us at TIME, they were friends and colleagues; for many of those reading, they...
Twenty years after the "Exxon Valdez" oil spill — the catastrophe on March 24, 1989, that released 10.8 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound...
There's no shortage of folks to point a finger at
As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows little sign of abating, TIME takes a look back at history's greatest environmental tragedies