Amicus Letter Granted By Eleventh Circuit of Appeals

January 12, 2024

Written by ALERT’s Dr. Riki Ott, the Eleventh Court of Appeals accepted an amicus letter written in support of the plaintiff-appellants in BP Deepwater Horizon BELO cases v. Lester Jenkins, et. al. Her amicus advocates for the reversal of the district court’s order excluding the expert testimony of Dr. Freeman and Dr. Solomon. Ott calls…

The Guardian: Environmental Protection Agency US government toughens rules on chemicals used to break up oil slicks

June 15, 2023

“Environmental activists sued EPA to update regulations, after thousands of people sickened from Deepwater Horizon cleanup The Environmental Protection Agency has announced more stringent rules governing offshore oil spill response, amid continuing concerns about the effects on public health and wildlife from chemical disasters, including BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010.”

The Guardian: They cleaned up BP’s massive oil spill. Now they’re sick – and want justice

April 20, 2023

Today, on the thirteenth anniversary of the BP oil Spill, The Guardian published an in-depth piece on the human health crisis that was left in the wake of the disaster.

Tampa Bay Times: Florida workers got sick after Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They want BP to pay.

February 18, 2023

Tampa Bay Times reports on the more than 5,000 lawsuits filed in federal courts in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Here’s Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste (Colorlines)

April 20, 2021

“More than half of the landfills EPA has approved are in communities where a majority of residents are people of color.” By Daisy Hernandez   Read the full article here

BP’s waste management plan raises environmental justice concerns (

April 20, 2021

The Halliburton loophole allowed BP in 2010 to save millions by dumping at least 40,000 tons of toxic Corexit-laden oil spill waste in nine municipal landfills designed for household waste. The majority were in People of Color communities. Story by Robert D. Bullard for the Read full story  here

Forbes: Would The Use Of Chemical Dispersants In Mauritius Oil Spill Be Considered An Ecocide?

September 17, 2020

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Hakai Magazine: 30 Years of OPA90: Legislation to Prevent Another Exxon Valdez

August 22, 2020

“Thirty years ago, a new law controlling the oil and gas industry was adopted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Now some fear those regulations are being rolled back”   Read the full story:

E&E News: Landmark study links oil, gas wells with low birth weights

June 7, 2020

  “Women who lived near oil and gas wells in California during pregnancy were more likely to deliver underweight babies, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the University of California, Berkeley. Analyzing nearly 3 million birth certificates in the state, researchers found that newborns in rural areas between 2006 and 2015 were 40% more likely…

NOLA: ‘Game-changer’ ruling could restrict chemical dispersants on next big oil spill

June 7, 2020

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