The Guardian: They cleaned up BP’s massive oil spill. Now they’re sick – and want justice
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.Read More
Tampa Bay Times: Florida workers got sick after Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They want BP to pay.
Tampa Bay Times reports on the more than 5,000 lawsuits filed in federal courts in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.Read More
Here’s Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste (Colorlines)
“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 hereRead More
BP’s waste management plan raises environmental justice concerns (DissidentVoice.org)
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 DissdentVoice.org Read full story hereRead More
Forbes: Would The Use Of Chemical Dispersants In Mauritius Oil Spill Be Considered An Ecocide?
Read the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishandegnarain/2020/09/13/would-the-use-of-chemical-dispersants-in-mauritius-oil-spill-be-considered-an-ecocide/#69a98a035a6dRead More
Hakai Magazine: 30 Years of OPA90: Legislation to Prevent Another Exxon Valdez
“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:Read More
E&E News: Landmark study links oil, gas wells with low birth weights
“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…Read More
NOLA: ‘Game-changer’ ruling could restrict chemical dispersants on next big oil spill
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InsideEPA: District Court Says Water Law Requires EPA To Update Oil Spill Rules.
According to Inside EPA, “A federal court in California has agreed with environmentalists that EPA has a nondiscretionary duty under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to update its rules governing oil spills in order to better regulate dispersants, relying in part on a landmark appellate decision that found EPA had unduly delayed updating its lead…Read More
The Hill: Court says EPA must update its offshore oil spill response plan
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