Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules


Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its heels on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they’re ready to sue to demand them.

The letter is a legally required step before filing suit under the Clean Water Act. This lawsuit would be filed in Washington

The EPA’s oil spill response guidelines haven’t been updated since 1994 to reflect research on dispersant effects after the Exxon Valdez broke open on rocks in Prince William Sound in 1989 and BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill, according to the notice of intent to sue….

An excerpt from Sun-sentinel