BP Oil Spill FOIA collection

In July 2010, Greenpeace began submitting a series of 50 requests to federal agencies, state offices and public universities, seeking information on what was happening behind the scenes of the Gulf oil spill. Greenpeace sought answers to some of the most pressing questions about the fate of the oil, its impacts on vulnerable Gulf ecosystems, and the government’s overall handling of the disaster

So far, only a fraction of these requests have been answered, yet the responses already amount to approximately 30,000 pages of previously unseen emails, draft reports and recorded conversations. They are archived here so that members of the public can perform their own research and flag any documents that show evidence of misconduct. More documents will be added to this database as they are received. 

These documents were requested in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and state-based public record disclosure laws. Submit your own request or browse the collection below.

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