Ban Toxic Dispersants

We, the undersigned, oppose the federal government's decision to use toxic chemical dispersants in oil spill response. We are concerned about the long-term health consequences to humans and wildlife following wide-spread use of Corexit during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Human health must be a higher priority than corporate profit. We oppose the federal government's treatment of human health as a risk tradeoff when considering products. We demand that the EPA immediately and permanently removes all products that contain known human health hazards and/or proprietary ingredients from its Product Schedule. Further, we demand that the National Contingency Plan be amended to require that all products used in disaster response must first be proven safe to human health and the environment.

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Ultimate Civics works to empower people to regain local control of their communities and to create a functional democracy. Our goal is to build a popular movement and pass a constitutional amendment to reinstate the primacy of human rights over corporate rights.

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Discussion

  • Tony Talevich Covering up an oil spill which is actually natural and will dissipate over time or by the use of natural chemicals to break it down as a far smarter way and trying to hide it with the chemical that's way more harmful can't believe how stupid Are the people get to make these decisions:(

  • Elaine Livesey-Fassel It is a race between those human forces who espouse cooperation, empathy and compassion for all living things and those who seek only to exploit for profit and I can only hope constructive living in every sense wins over those forces that will damage and destroy!

  • Gayle Janzen Since the EPA cares more about the chemical industry's profits than protecting the environment, we continue to see the increased use of dangerous chemicals. Corexit made the Gulf oil spill even worse than it already was since Corexit just mixed with the oil making it look like it was gone. The EPA is hollow and your corruption is killing the environment and harming our health.

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