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Dealing With Consequences of Gulf Oil Spill A Year Later


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20 April 2011, 3:19 PM
Earthjustice continues its work with deepwater permits and dispersants

Earthjustice continues to be engaged with the consequences of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a year after it occurred:

  • On Tuesday (April 26), our attorneys will be in oral arguments in the 5th District Federal Court, New Orleans, in our legal challenges to five new deepwater exploration permits, and one shallow water permit.
  • An ongoing oil spill response plan case challenges the BP response plan, which claimed it could recover almost 500,000 barrels a day (it actually took three months to stop the spill of over 200 million gallons).
  • We are intervenors in a deepwater drilling moratorium case.
  • We are preparing to litigate with Shell over its permit application for a deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf. It proposes to drill in a high-pressure oil formation similar to what BP drilled in.
  • We are seeking disclosure of ingredients in oil dispersants, such as were used in the Gulf oil spill a year ago. Our goal is to determine how toxic these dispersants are.

Why can't you just get a sample, test it and go from there, or practice a little covert ops to get the sample? I am always hearing about the politically correct way of doing things and my conclusion is that running around the corporate maze they designed to entrap us is like digging your way out of a hole.

Here is an idea. Run a black op to get your info on the dispersant info and publish those results on Wiki-links or through green publications.

Jay

If you can't figure your way out of stupid stuff like this, then maybe you need to turn in your BP badges so your friends have something to shoot at.

As a result of our litigation, we now have a list of the 57 ingredients in all of the dispersants eligible for use in oil spills, and EPA has provided the specific ingredients of some of them -- COREXIT, Dispersit, and Mare Clean. All of this info will be posted on Toxipedia.com. Stay tuned!

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