News Release

BP and Dispersants: The “Regulated” Regulating the “Regulators”?


WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama is reporting: “At one point during Thursday’s hearings into the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the dispersants that are being used in the Gulf were referred to as the potential ‘Agent Orange of the Gulf.’

“BP has used millions of gallons of the chemical Corexit to break down the oil. The Environmental Protection Agency approved the chemical, but put limits on how much could be used. That’s because the [agency] believes it does pose some risk.”

A noted expert at the Environmental Protection Agency, Kaufman said today: “Thursday’s Senate testimony of EPA and NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] [officials] provides further confirmation that they are ‘sock puppets’ for BP and contributing to the poisoning of the Gulf. EPA green-lighted the massive use of toxic dispersants because BP wants to cover up the amount of oil contamination, not to protect the public health and environment.”

Background: Kaufman “led the investigation for the EPA’s Ombudsman that uncovered Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration cover-up[s] of the environmental effects of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack at the behest of the Bush White House.”

Kaufman is extensively cited in “Scientists: Obama not doing enough + VIDEO: Shrimpers exposed to Corexit ‘bleeding from the rectum.'”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020