Suing EPA Over Gulf Cleanup

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for authorizing the use of chemical dispersants to faciliate the cleanup of oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico.  According to a CBD attorney, “The fact that no one in the federal government ever required that these chemicals be proven safe for this sort of use before they were set loose on the environment is inexcusable.”  CBD fears that use of the dispersant chemicals could increase the threats faced by some Gulf species.  More from BLT here.