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Press Release: Victory June 8, 2011

Government Releases Partial List Of Chemicals Found In Oil Spill Dispersants

Toxic chemicals in clean-up plans signal need for stronger oversight

Article April 20, 2011

Threats of High-Risk Drilling Remain Year After Gulf Oil Spill

One year ago, the BP oil spill had just started turning the Gulf of Mexico’s blue waters to the color of rust. Triggered on April 20, 2010 by a well-rig explosion that killed 11 people, the spill would gush more than 200 million gallons of crude oil—the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Before the…

A U.S. Air Force aircraft drops an oil dispersing chemical into the Gulf of Mexico as part of the Deepwater Horizon Response effort on May 5, 2010.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)
case July 14, 2010

Protecting The Public's Right To Know About Oil Dispersants

The Macondo well blowout in April 2010 released more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of three months. Dispersants, used to move large slicks from coastland into the water column, were applied in unprecedented amounts, totaling approximately 1.84 million gallons. They were also applied in an unprecedented…

document July 14, 2010

Chemical Dispersants FOIA Final Complaint

Regarding chemical dispersants

Press Release July 14, 2010

Conservation Groups Act to Uncover What’s In Gulf Oil Dispersants

Public should know about chemicals’ effect on the environment

Press Release May 28, 2010

Conservation Groups File Request with EPA to Uncover What's in the Gulf Oil Dispersants

Full accounting of chemicals likely harmful to environment sought