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BP Oil Spill Plan Challenge

Case Number # 2074

Earthjustice is representing the Gulf Restoration Network and the Sierra Club in challenging the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) arbitrary approval of BP's oil spill clean-up plan. In its spill plan, BP claimed it could contain any possible spill by vacuuming up over 20 million gallons of oil per day. BP's actual recovery rate since the Deepwater Horizon explosion has turned out to be about two percent of that.

If successful, this legal challenge will result in a court ruling that Minerals Management Service's approval of BP's spill cleanup plan was illegal and a new plan needs to be crafted and approved before BP can do any more exploratory oil drilling.

Press Releases

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Interior Department asked to rescind five deep-water drilling permits
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Better preparation and technology needed to safeguard from oil spills
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Public should know about chemicals’ effect on the environment
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Comprehensive legislation is needed to protect the health and sustainability of our oceans ecosystems as a whole
Thursday, June 3, 2010
BP said it could clean up 20 million gallons of spilled oil a day