This Case is about GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP
PUBLICATION DATE: February 25, 2013 PRODUCT #: HKS739-HCB-ENG
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill The Politics of Crisis Response (A) case solution
Subsequent to the sinking of Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the later phase of April 2010, Obama administration coordinated a massive response operation to include the immense quantity of oil propagating on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico. Bringing prevalent criticism extreme public interest and, eventually, the answer conformed to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, a national law the disaster would soon disclose was not well comprehended – or even accepted – by all applicable parties. Case A supplies a summary of the catastrophe and early reply; discusses the creation of National Incident Command (NIC), which had dependability for straight response tasks; and investigates the NIC’s attempts to coordinate the actions of varied national entities. Case B focuses on the challenges as it sought to participate with local and state performers, the NIC ran into – as the crisis deepened throughout the spring as well as summer of 2010, an attempt that will develop increasingly complex. Case amount 1981.0.