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Excerpt: "Several environmental groups have sued the Trump administration for allowing oil companies to dump fracking and drilling waste into the waters of Gulf of Mexico, endangering marine species and environment."

Drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (photo: AP)
Drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (photo: AP)


Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Allowing Oil Giants to Dump Fracking Chemicals Into Gulf of Mexico

By teleSUR

15 February 18


The environmental group says 10 fracking chemicals were being routinely being dumped into ocean waters.

everal environmental groups have sued the Trump administration for allowing oil companies to dump fracking and drilling waste into the waters of Gulf of Mexico, endangering marine species and environment.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Gulf Restoration Network, and Louisiana Bucket Brigade are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA's Clean Water Act, which allows the oil companies to dump hazardous waste in the waters, through the lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

"The Trump administration is letting oil companies dump toxic fracking chemicals into the Gulf with no regard for the risks or the law," said Kristen Monsell, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.

"That’s just unacceptable. The EPA is supposed to protect water quality, not give oil companies free rein to use our oceans as their garbage disposal," he added.

In October, the Trump administration announced plans to auction off over 76 million acres of Gulf of Mexico waters to the oil companies. The lease sale which would include federal waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida could vastly expand drilling and fracking in the Gulf. The move signifies the largest oil sale in the U.S. history and is scheduled to be implemented in March.

The environmental group estimated ten fracking chemicals, some of which are the most toxic to marine animals, were being routinely being used to kill or harm a broad variety of aquatic species.

The Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement the U.S. administration's decision puts inhabitants of Gulf of Mexico like the endangered loggerhead sea turtles, as well as whales, sea turtles, and fish which are in grave danger.

"Dolphins and other species in the Gulf are still suffering the lingering destructive effects of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill," the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement.


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+13 # dotlady 2018-02-15 11:44
These fracking wastes should be buried in the backyards of the homes of CEOs of the companies that are doing the fracking.
 
 
+5 # lfeuille 2018-02-15 20:58
And of the politicians who allow it.
 
 
0 # Robbee 2018-02-15 16:40
Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Allowing Oil Giants to Dump Fracking Chemicals Into Gulf of Mexico
By teleSUR
15 February 18

The environmental group says 10 fracking chemicals were being routinely being dumped into ocean waters.

repukes gone wild!

if there’s no difference between parties? how come dems never come up with crap like this? how come dems fight for chip, medicaid, medicare, social security, black lives, me too, equal pay, choice, immigrants, marijuana, lgbtq, free college, single payer, family leave, a living minimum wage, EPA. CDC, science, Puerto Rico, free press, free market, free speech, bank regs, clean air & water, no arctic drilling, hike taxes on the rich (3x under barak), justices on scotus who would reverse “citizens united” for bmillionaires, a prez who is not a dickhead, renewable fuel, so forth?

or is that too much to ask here on rsn? whatsa matta? are some differences over matters too small to care?

- we had our last clear shot at escaping dickhead in nov. 2016 - AND WHIFFED!

“never hillary!” = “dickhead forever!”

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