posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 09:53 PM
This is a GREAT Read!!!
An Open Letter to US EPA, Region 6
[During the August 25 Dockside Chat in Jean Lafitte, LA, it came to our attention that the federal agencies were unaware -- or lacking proof -- of the
continued spraying of dispersants from Louisiana to Florida. Further, the federal agencies were woefully ignorant of the presence of subsurface
oil-dispersant plumes and sunken oil on ocean and estuary water bottoms. We offer evidence to support our statements, including a recently
declassified subsurface assessment plan from the Incident Command Post.
But first, you mentioned that such activities (continued spraying of dispersants and sinking oil) -- if proven -- would be "illegal." As you stated,
sinking agents are not allowed in oil spill response under the National Contingency Plan Subpart J Â§300.910 (e): "Sinking agents shall not be
authorized for application to oil discharges."
We would like to know under what laws (not regulations) such activities are illegal and what federal agency or entity has the authority to hold BP
accountable, if indeed, such activity is illegal. It is not clear that the EPA has this authority.]