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Article: Victory January 22, 2015

Shaken, Not Stirred: Chemical Cocktail Finally Under EPA Review

The EPA will finally review the chemical cocktail used in oil dispersants.

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)
Press Release January 12, 2015

Statement on Release of Proposed EPA Safeguard on Chemical Oil Dispersants

Long-awaited protections for oil dispersants and other oil spill response chemicals released for public comment

document February 10, 2014

Sign-on Letter to EPA and OMB

Press Release July 9, 2013

Conservation, Wildlife, and Health Groups Appeal Decision on Dispersant Regulation

District Court decision would allow Clean Water Act violations to continue

feature January 10, 2013

What You Don't Know Can Kill You

What’s colorless and may cause cancer? The chemical industry doesn’t want you to know the answer is styrene—but Earthjustice is taking them on to reveal the truth.

document November 1, 2012

Opposition to API Motion to Intervene

Article August 18, 2012

Age Of Extreme Energy Needs Extreme Caution

In April 2010, a national nightmare began with a blowout into the Gulf of Mexico. But the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were just the beginning of the disaster. We are still learning about the real damage, which is much more insidious than tar balls and slicked beaches.…

A chemical dispersing aircraft flies over the Gulf of Mexico, during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
(Photo courtesy of the Oil Spill Commission)
case August 6, 2012

Chemical Oil Dispersants & the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act requires EPA to identify the waters in which dispersants and other spill mitigating devices and substances may be used, and what quantities can be used safely in the identified waters, as part of EPA’s responsibilities for preparing and publishing the National Contingency Plan. The Plan governs responses to discharges of oil…

document August 6, 2012

Oil Dispersant Complaint

Press Release August 6, 2012

Conservation, Wildlife, and Health Groups Seek Dispersant Rulemaking

File Clean Water Act lawsuit against lagging EPA

Press Release August 25, 2011

Report Released Analyzing Toxicity of Dispersants Used In Gulf Oil Disaster

EPA urged to disclose ingredients, test chemicals and set standards

Press Release October 13, 2010

How Toxic are Oil Dispersants? Groups Press EPA to Find Out Before Next Spill

Shrimpers, community groups petition agency for info, clear rules before OK’ing future use

document October 12, 2010

Dispersant Petition

document October 12, 2010

Dispersant Notice