This is the first time proposed changes have been considered for the National Contingency Plan on Oil Spill Response since 1994. The EPA welcomes commentary on the proposed modifications through April 22nd!
The time to act is now!
Marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott is a survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. After experiencing the devastation to the wildlife and economy of Prince William Sound, Ott has been on a personal mission to strengthen the National Contingency Plan for Oil Spills.
For the last 25 years, Riki Ott has been at the forefront of the charge to tighten the rules and regulations governing oil spill disasters and cleanup. She has written several books and has participated in a feature film about the legacy of the Exxon Valdez spill. Ott has travelled to areas impacted by oil spill disasters, including volunteering for a year in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Horizon spill, and has used her expertise to expose a public health crisis of chemical illness and to help with local community organizing during spill disasters. MORE