Vancouver, BC.  You’ve probably heard about THE Keystone XL pipeline, but have you heard about the other major pipelines just like it? It’s a fact. Multiple pipelines link the land-locked Alberta tar sands to seaports in the United States and Canada for oil export. While the Keystone XL project has been used as a political…

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Canada’s move to legalize toxic dispersants may thwart efforts to ban them in the United States, because the two countries work together to “harmonize” environmental (and other) policies. ALERT has requested that U.S. EPA take proactive international action to ban toxic dispersants in oil spill response. Help ALERT leverage our comments into final rules by…

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Click here to go to the Federal Register and make your comment to the EPA. Look for the button at the top right hand corner that says, “Submit a formal comment.” IMPORTANT: The form asks for an organization name. Put your own name in the field. We are all entitled to comment. You do not…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00 Eastern Time CLICK HERE to register. EPA is taking public comment on its proposed new rules governing the use of dispersants and other chemical and biological products on oil spills in U.S. waters until April 22. The proposed rules have huge implications for spills in fresh water, the Arctic,…

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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…

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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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Getting to sustainable communities means recognizing basic human rights and the intrinsic value of our clean water, air, and soil; our health; our community wellbeing; our life-giving climate; and our democratic governance. It means becoming much better stewards of our common wealth­­­. It also means a rapid transition off of extreme oil energies that destroy…

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