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Webinar: What’s the Plan? Oil Disasters in Your Backyard (March 11, 2015)

  • March 12, 2015|

ARCHIVED WEBINAR You’ve seen the news: Explosions. Toxins running down the rivers we drink from. Wildlife coated in black sludge. Trains, boats, and pipelines run through our neighborhoods all across the nation. Do you know who’s responsible in your area when oil spill disaster occurs? Or if there’s even an Area Contingency Plan? Join Riki…

What’s the Plan? A Webinar Series (March 11-25, 2015)

  • March 10, 2015|

Long-awaited Public Comment Period Opens It’s been 21 years since the EPA considered the rules that govern Oil Spill Response. In that time, our technologies have advanced significantly, while the rules surrounding them remained unchanged. Dangerous dispersants, unconventional oil and gas, and risky transportaion methods have created perilous, sometimes deadly, situations. NOW IS OUR OPPORTUNITY…

WATCH: Legal Framework of EPA Rulemaking – Julia LeMense, JD, LLM, MPH

  • March 5, 2015|

Julia LeMense provides an overview of the environmental and disaster management legal framework. This framework provides the statutory authority and rationale for all emergency environmental planning and response activities, including the National Contingency Plan and subpart J, which is the subject of the EPA’s rulemaking and this series of webinars. Click here to view the…

WATCH: Shaping EPA Policy in Oil Spill Response – Riki Ott, PhD

  • March 5, 2015|

Riki explains the rulemaking process, describes the focus of this rulemaking, and addresses key new or revised rules and their anticipated impact on the environment and public health. She also discusses areas of gaps and some of ALERT’s recommendations. Click here to see the webinar. Dr. Riki Ott witnessed first-hand the ecological destruction and social…

Tulane Summit On Environmental Law And Policy Panel on EPA Rulemaking

  • February 23, 2015|

Contact: Lisa Marie Jacobs 970-903-6818 campaign@alertproject.org   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…

WATCH: Science and Policy Webinar for Media

  • January 21, 2015|

If you missed our Science and Policy Webinar for Media, the archive is now posted below. We experienced a few technological difficulties in our original broadcast; those have been corrected in this archive. This webinar features Ira Leifer, PhD; Susan Shaw, DrPH; Sairah Malkin, PhD (standing in for Samantha Joye, PhD); Riki Ott, PhD; and…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Science and Policy WEBINAR for Media

  • January 13, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 12, 2015 Contact:    Lisa Marie Jacobs 970-903-6818 lmjacobs64@gmail.com 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…

Guest Blog: Fighting the Madness of Okie Frackland

  • October 23, 2014|

  It’s a gorgeous fall day. We live in the country on a sweet, partially wooded 10-acres with a lovely home outside of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Or, it was.   As I write this blog post, a new rig is setting up. We had planned to retire here and live out our days in the peace…

And then, we saw it…

  • September 30, 2014|

Stillwater, OK. It was July. We were driving in unfamiliar territory in central Oklahoma, navigating through dusty, hot ranching communities and along miles of barbwire fence that separated us from distant livestock. The GPS spouted off a series of commands that led to narrower roads with horses, cattle, and homes closer to the fence lines.…