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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  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preparation and waiting, The ALERT Project has officially sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its outdated National Contingency Plan, the nation’s emergency response plan for oil spills.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…

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It’s said that maritime law is written in blood or oil—after disasters rather than before them. The same can be said of our nation’s emergency oil and chemical disaster response plan, the National Contingency Plan (NCP or the Plan).Our campaign to ban toxic dispersants from use during oil spill response started after the Exxon Valdez disaster…

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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…

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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…

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