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Lawsuit Launched to Force EPA to Study Oil-dispersant Impacts on Endangered Wildlife

For Immediate Release, April 18, 2011 Contact: Deirdre McDonnell, (971) 255-0966 Lawsuit Launched to Force EPA to Study Oil-dispersant Impacts on Endangered Wildlife One Year After Massive Use of Chemical Dispersants on BP Spill, Impacts Remain Unknown PORTLAND, Ore .— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed an official notice of its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for authorizing the use of toxic dispersants without ensuring that these chemicals would not harm endangered species or their habitats. The EPA must pre-approve the use of chemical dispersants in the event of an oil spill, but has not taken steps to ensure that the use of these chemicals will not jeopardize endangered wildlife. The Center’s notice requests that the agency immediately study the effects of dispersants on endangered and threatened species such as sea turtles, endangered wh...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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