It’s been 21 years since the EPA considered the rules that govern oil spill response. In that time, our technologies have advanced significantly, while the rules surrounding them remained unchanged. Dangerous dispersants, unconventional oil and gas and risky transportation methods have created perilous, sometimes deadly, situations.
Now is our opportunity to create meaningful change. Riki Ott, PhD, discusses the ten key points of the proposed revisions to the National Contingency Plan for Oil Spills, and encourages us to take action by submitting public comments to the EPA by April 22, 2015.