Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00 Eastern Time
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EPA is taking public comment on its proposed new rules governing the use of dispersants and other chemical and biological products on oil spills in U.S. waters until April 22. The proposed rules have huge implications for spills in fresh water, the Arctic, and deep offshore. Learn from the experts – the people who live with the consequences of EPA’s decisions. Panelists include Lyman Welch with Alliance for the Great Lakes; Emily Harris, MPH and survivor of the Exxon Pegasus tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas; Michelle BarlondSmith, survivor of the Enbridge tar sands spill in Battle Creek, Michigan; Marianne Engelman Lado with Earthjustice; Nikos Pastos with the Alaska Inter-Tribal Coalition; Joe Banta with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council; and ALERT director Riki Ott, also an Exxon Valdez oil spill survivor. Panelists will share concerns, successes with citizens’ oversight, and 10 key recommendations for the EPA rulemaking. There will be opportunity for media to ask questions.