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March 31st, Tuesday Live Stream: BP Oil Spill Survivors Tell Their Stories

  • March 27, 2020|

Episode 1, March 31   Dr. Riki Ott will join first responders — Louisiana residents who were part of the initial response to the 2010 BP oil disaster and who are now suffering from life-threatening illnesses — to demonstrate that current practices in the  U.S oil-spill response plan are unsafe and endanger the health of…

WATCH: Press Conference: Connecting the Dots Between Long-Term Illness and the BP Oil Spill

  • March 26, 2020|

In anticipation of the anniversary date of the 2010 BP oil spill, Marine Toxicoligist and environmental activist riki ott held a press conference on March 25, 2020, to break down the scientific evidence linking oil dispersants (used on oil spills) to long-term illness in communities surrounding oil disasters.

Tribal Emergency Response Training — June 15th – 19, 2020

  • March 25, 2020|

After presenting at The National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) annual conference in Wisconsin in 2019, Dr. Riki Ott was invited to conduct a workshop on Oil Spill Preparation and Response for Response Workers and Leaders of Tribal Communities in the Pacific Northwest at the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council Regional Conference, June 15-19, 2020 in…

ALERT to interview Gulf residents for British Petroleum (BP) oil disaster memorial during April

  • March 19, 2020|

  Our series of live streams “Gulf voices & why we need to listen,” is part of our project to expose long-term illnesses and deaths following the BP oil disaster and highlight the urgent need for national policy reform. Ten years since British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, hundreds of thousands of people may be suffering from long-term illnesses.…

ALERT featured in ‘The Cost of Silence’ — Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival

  • March 10, 2020|

“The Cost of Silence,” Mark Manning’s new film documenting widespread and still ongoing human illnesses in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, and featuring ALERT’s work, premiered as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah.  National Resource Defense Council, in partnership with Entertainment Weekly featured ALERT…

ALERT announces lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency

  • February 13, 2020|

  After eight years of preparation and waiting, The ALERT Project has officially sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its outdated National Contingency Plan, the nation’s emergency response plan for oil spills.  The Plan was last updated in 1994 – 26 years ago.  Oil companies are supposed to have viable plans to respond…

Tulane Summit On Environmental Law And Policy Panel on EPA Rulemaking

  • February 23, 2015|

Contact: Lisa Marie Jacobs 970-903-6818   February 23, 2015 MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tulane Summit On Environmental Law And Policy  Adds Panel on EPA Rulemaking   Panel title:  Shaping EPA policy on oil spill response Use of dispersants, chemical and biological agents, and other substances to be discussed   On Friday, February…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Science and Policy WEBINAR for Media

  • January 13, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 12, 2015 Contact:    Lisa Marie Jacobs 970-903-6818 MEDIA ADVISORY: Science and Policy WEBINAR for Media Understanding the science of dispersants and oil-solvents and upcoming EPA revisions to national oil spill contingency plans On January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, the ALERT Project and Government Accountability Project will co-host…