Oil-Dispersing Chemicals To Undergo Fresh EPA Scrutiny

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed Thursday to re-evaluate chemicals used to clean up oil spills and give greater consideration to their impact on endangered species, settling a suit in California federal court brought by environmental groups upset about damage to wildlife habitats.

As part of the proposed deal, which still must be approved by the court, the EPA will consider six academic studies examining the chemicals' long-term impact on sea creatures and use them to help determine whether currently approved dispersants should be restricted or...
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