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Chemical Illness

The ALERT Project: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care

Riki Ott | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

The problem is that the rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities and tar sands transportation through our communities and regions, and the rapid expansion of offshore oil production, have not been met with meaningful advances in oil spill prevention and response policies and practices.

"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP

Riki Ott | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Riki Ott

Two years after the BP oil disaster, I ask for people to help make it right -- in the Gulf and across the country. We have the power to stop BP and the federal government from doing more harm. It is time to exercise our power in our communities.

Lots of Inconvenient Truths -- Chemical Illness Epidemic in the Wake of the BP Blowout

Riki Ott | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

The federal laws designed to protect public health, worker safety, and the environment from oil and chemical poisoning are so riddled with exemptions that they cannot deliver their promise of protection.