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July 14, 2010 | Feature

Preventing More BP-Type Oil Disasters

If ever the Earth needed a good lawyer, now is the time, as more than 200 million of gallons of oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Explore in-depth coverage of the spill as it happened, as well as Earthjustice litigation related to oil spills and chemical oil dispersants.

May 18, 2010 | Case

Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Earthjustice is representing the Gulf Restoration Network and  the Sierra Club in challenging the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) for its policy put forth in a notice to the oil companies drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; in its notice, MMS exempts those companies from being required to disclose in their exploratory plans a blow-out scenario, and a worst case scenario as required by law. The blow-out scenario and worst case scenario, if included, would disclose scenarios for a potential blow-out, including the maximum volume of oil that would be released, the maximum flow-rate of the oil, the maximum duration of the blow-out, and the estimated time it would take to contain such an oil spill. 

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