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Oil industry seeks to intervene in environmental lawsuit over chemical dispersants
The Times-Picayune : November 2, 2012

  Summary:  A group of conservationists represented by Earthjustice opposes the American Petroleum Institute’s participation in a lawsuit aimed at establishing the federal government’s responsibility to evaluate the safety of products used to clean up oil spills. API, which is the primary national trade association of the oil and gas industry, has moved to intervene in the lawsuit, something environmentalists view with suspicion.

“We want the federal government to comply with the Clean Water Act to make sure that only dispersants that are safe for humans and the environment are used in the event of an oil spill,” said Hannah Chang in a statement, an attorney with public interest law firm Earthjustice. “We don’t need the American Petroleum Institute to be involved in this case arguing to maintain the status quo and pushing to weaken rules that should be more protective,” Chang added.

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Lawsuit Filed Over Endangered Sea Turtles
San Francisco Chronicle : November 2, 2012
Lawsuit challenges Valley's dirty-air penalty
The Fresno Bee : October 30, 2012
Earthjustice goes to court to protect Hawaiian reef fish
KITV News : October 25, 2012
Environmental groups press Pennsylvania to rescind policy on reporting contamination
Businessweek : October 23, 2012
Tribe near Vegas appealing EPA coal plant air rule
msnbc : October 23, 2012
CA sued over environmental toll of fracking
San Francisco Chronicle : October 16, 2012
Environmentalists sue feds over NJ-Pa. power line : October 15, 2012
Enviros: Put TEP plant under haze rule
Arizona Star Net : October 14, 2012
Coal ash decision stymied in election year
The Washington Post : October 14, 2012