Enviros Sue EPA, Coast Guard Over Oil Cleanup Chemicals

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT) -- The Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Environment and the Surfrider Foundation on Wednesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard for using chemicals to clean up oil spills that they say damage the habitat of endangered species.

The plaintiffs allege the EPA and the Coast Guard failed to comply with the Endangered Species Act for “action and inactions” related to the continued authorization of the use of chemical dispersants, including Corexit, pursuant to the Clean Water Act.

“Specifically, EPA and the Coast...
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