A CALL TO ACTION RESOURCES
Santa Barbara Refugio Spill-We CAN do Better!
LAEO Written Testimony re: Failed Oil Spill Response-Submitted July 5, 2015 CLICK HERE
Attachments Referred to in Testimony Letter:
- 5 July 2015, Written Testimony Submitted to California Senate and Assembly Investigators.
- Senate Bill 414 California-LAEO recommendations: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SB-414-LAEO-Edit.pdf
- 21st Century Solution Research Paper, Analysis of Macondo Oil Spill: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LAEO-Oil-Spill-Response-Research-Paper.pdf
- Optimizing Oil Spill Response, Identification and Assessment for Contingency Plans: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LAEO-5yranniv-May2015-OptimizingOilSpillResponseSystems.pdf
- Chemical Dispersants and the Clean Water Act: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LAEO-ChemicalDispersantsexcerpt-5yranniv-Apr2015-PRINT.pdf
- Cooperative Ecology, A Fix for Oil Spill Response Systems: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Co-Eco-LAEOSpillResponse-exerpt-Mar2015.pdf
- Bioremediation Fact Sheet Corrections, Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, True Data on Bioremediation Enzyme Additive Agent for Water and Shoreline Oil Spills: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Bioremediation-for-Oil-Spill-Response-May2015-Global-Education-Pgm.pdf
- CTEH Investigation Summary:http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CTEH-Executive-Summary-Final.pdf
- Capps_Welch Congressional Letter re BP and CTEH: http://protectmarinelifenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/cappswelch.pdf
Refugio Solutions Documentation Package:
5. Saudi Arabia King Fadh University Literature Review-Oil Spill Eater, Bioremediation Enzyme Category Oil Spill Clean Up Technology review.
Take Action Information Resources
Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization’s Public Comment to EPA Officials: Click Here to download LAEO’s Official Public Comment
Educational Links and Documents:
- Optimizing Oil Spill Response- Identification and Assessment Methods for Contingency Planning
- Corrected Definitions for Bioremediation-Key Data for Open Water Spill Use-Enzyme Additive Category
- What is Cooperative Ecology-Guidance for Oil Spill Response Professionals
- Chemical Dispersants and the Clean Water Act
- A Twenty-First-Century-Solution in Oil Spill Response—A Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization Science and Technology Research Paper
- Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council – Excellent Educational Materials for the Public
- Previous LAEO Comment Documents to National Response Team Officials
- LAEO Public Comment to Alaska Regional Response Team
- LAEO Sign-On to Alert Project’s EPA Petition
Change Oil Spill Response Global Alliance Friends and Partners–
Public Comments and Shared Information:
- Public Comment by Richard Charter-Senior Fellow and Top Government Advisor – Click Here
- Public Comment Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council – Click Here
- See Public Comment by Alert Project below:
Alert Project Information
We believe that Dr. Riki Ott and her Alert team have made very constructive proposals that will enhance the NCP and the capability of all interagency representatives tasked with protecting the biological integrity of our lands and waters. The Alert Project website contains a wealth of information from experts on the needed revamp of our National Contingency Plan.
Important Briefing on Alaska
Click Here: For More Info
A Call for Change in Oil Spill Response
- Ban the use of toxic chemical dispersants, or any other scientifically identified toxic agent used for oil spill “cleanup,” in US navigable waters and all environments.
- Revise and correct the National Contingency Plan and all related guidance documents referenced by Regional and Area Response Teams to reflect current science and information, specifically including
» The immediate withdrawal of the EPA’s preapproval (blanket authorization) for the use of dispersants in US navigable waters as part of the National Contingency Plan;
» Correction of all material guiding the use of Bioremediation Agents , to remove the misinformation and to list EA Type as a first-response nontoxic option;
» Add the article BIOREMEDIATION TECHNIQUES, CATEGORY DEFINITIONS, AND MODES OF ACTION IN MARINE AND FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS to the NRT, RRT, NOAA, and Coast Guard published bioremediation materials to reeducate all team members on the corrected science concerning bioremediation.
- Exert pressure on the US EPA to issue the necessary authorization for nontoxic bioremediation methods already screened by EPA scientists and listed on the NCP Product Schedule (Bioremediation Agent Type EA–example of this type is OSE II) to be deployed immediately to bring the Gulf waters and associated environments back to good health.
- Raise pollution removal standards up to the original intent of the Clean Water Act by requiring all companies that have the potential through their working processes of creating oil spills to include NCP-listed products that are nontoxic in their cleanup protocols, ensuring their plans employ methods that swiftly and completely remove oil from a spill area.
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EPA Office of the Inspector General
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