This was caused by the failure of a device designed to prevent "Blowouts" during drilling operations. It brings into question whether the failure of one of the devices was ever planned for.
Although it is believed by some that "Glenn Beck is the root of all evil things", but this cannot be proved. There has been no investigation into Mr. Beck and whether or not he is tied to the Deep Water Horizon incident. Some believe that he rigged the blowout prevention device to break, in order to drive seafood prices up. This would allow him to turn a larger profit on the millions of pounds of frozen seafood he has stored in a warehouse in Kentucky.