ALERT Report Provides Nexus to Implement EPA Dispersant Use Regulations

Dr. Riki Ott’s report, “An Opportunity to Make it Right,” explains how EPA’s new rules for dispersant use during oil spill response (driven in part by ALERT’s lawsuitprovide an opportunity to institutionalize proactive state and local involvement in Area Committees to decide what dispersants to use, if any, during oil spill response. Ott recommends ways to get started, such as adopting precautionary guidelines and initiating a delisting process to prevent use of toxic dispersants during a 2-year transition period to safer products.


Read the full report here.