Click here to sign the petition on Change.org Appeal to Bill and Melinda Gates — as shareholders of Ecolab — to help stop use and manufacture of toxic dispersants for oil spill response During a recent “cast” interview for the documentary A Concerned Citizen, now screening through the Global Peace Film Festival until Oct.ober…

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“A Concerned Citizen” documents the work of Dr. Riki Ott, a citizen activist who helped communities hit by the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater Horizon spills document long-term harm to people and wildlife and advance stronger national and state policies. Taking lessons she learned as an active concerned citizen, she developed the Ultimate Civics curriculum…

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  September 1, 2020.  The District Court rejected EPA’s motion to reconsider its motion to dismiss the court’s earlier landmark ruling that required EPA to keep the nation’s oil spill response plans current and effective. In the September ruling, the Judge wrote that “EPA’s arguments amount to an improper repetition of the arguments that it made…

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  EPA filed a motion requesting that Judge Orrick reconsider his reasoned ruling on our Clean Water Act claim. EPA claimed that the Judge did not specifically address various issues it raised in its motion to dismiss our case. However, the Judge’s written opinion and the hearing transcripts both show that these issues were in…

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June 2, 2020. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Orrick ruled that the Clean Water Act requires the EPA to keep the nation’s oil spill response plans current and effective. New research has linked chemical dispersants, heavily used during the 2010 BP spill response, with long-term illnesses in humans and wildlife. The EPA has failed to consider…

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For episode 3, Riki Ott hosts those who have dedicated years to documenting the human health impacts of the BP oil spill. This weeks’s guests include: Lesley Pacey, a Mobile Register reporter whose daughter Sarah was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at age 4 in 2004. Since Sarah’s diagnosis, Pacey founded and directs the Eastern…

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For the second episode of our series, “10 Years Surviving the BP Oil Spill” Dr. Riki Ott joins residents of coastal communities in Alabama and western Florida:  Captain Lori DeAngelis, who ran dolphin viewing charters before and after the BP oil disaster in western Florida and has experienced physical and mental health trauma as her…

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Throughout the 10th anniversary month of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are hosting a series of live interviews to raise awareness about the ongoing suffering and chronic illnesses of those who lived and worked near the disaster. Studies now show that chemicals used by the government to “clean up” the spill form a…

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