5/26/10 The Waterkeeper Alliance and 41 of its affiliates, including Humboldt Baykeeper, expressed disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Obama administration regarding their lack of conviction to adequately regulate BP's use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

The chemical Corexit is being applied at unprecedented levels in an attempt to disperse oil from the ongoing spill. Impacts to human health, wildlife, and water quality are not well known, and Waterkeeper groups in the Gulf region are receiving reports of health problems from fishermen and people involved in the oil spill cleanup. 

 

Read the Waterkeeper Alliance letter to President Obama and Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.