From Chasidy Hobbs, Emerald Coastkeeper:
I wrote to you yesterday about a plan to get dispersants off EPA’s approved list of means of dealing with an oil spill. Write your letters TODAY! A postcard will due, just be sure it is hand written! Pass this email to everyone you know. Help us get 1 million letters to EPA by August 1st! Below is a sample letter. Feel free to modify it in any way you see fit. Definitely mail it to Lisa Jackson (address below). If you want to make more of a difference mail her the letter once per week. If you want an even greater impact, mail the letter to all you senators and representatives (don’t know who yours are? Need an address? Go here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml and here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ (click on your state and then the name to get mailing address)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460
Dear Lisa Jackson (or the name of your legislator):
I am gravely concerned about the use of dispersants and EPA’s inability to stop BP from using them in the Gulf of Mexico. I implore you to amend the National Contingency Plan Product Schedule to include a process to delist products. Further, you must use this new process to delist, effective immediately, products that contain human health hazards and proprietary compounds, first and foremost dispersants. Fast-tracking this process is essential to the health of our Gulf, the workers on the Deepwater Horizon scene and all of the Gulf Coast residents and their visitors.
SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, WE NEED HELP NOW!
Other talking points you may or may not like to add:
1) The use of dispersants has criminally escalated the mortality to marine life from the oil release in the Gulf.
2) The use of dispersants has grievously complicated the clean-up of the oil in the Gulf region.
3) The use of dispersants has shamefully magnified the intergenerational harm of this oil catastrophe.
4) The use of dispersants has injuriously impacted public health and worker safety in the region.