Green Groups Challenge EPA Approval Of Oil Dispersants

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Three environmental organizations on Friday threatened to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allowing nearly 2 million gallons of oil dispersants to be dumped into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon spill without first studying their impacts to endangered species.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Surfrider Foundation and Pacific Environment argue the EPA improperly allowed BP PLC to use unprecedented amounts of oil dispersants — including Corexit 9500 and 9527, which are banned in the United Kingdom — to combat the Deepwater Horizon...
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