Friday, May 07, 2010

EPA Responds to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Since the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 2010, EPA has mobilized resources to support the U.S. Coast Guard and protect public health and the environment. Their Emergency Operations Center at headquarters has been activated, trained EPA responders are working on the scene, and special mobile equipment has been sent to the Gulf area.

They have several online resources available:

1) They are posting updated data and other information on their BP oil spill site

Get air quality and water data
Find answers to common questions
Submit technology solutions

2) Connect with them on social media sites:

Administrator Jackson's personal account of the response to the oil spill: Facebook and Twitter

EPA's announcements about their response: Facebook and Twitter

3) Subscribe to their oil spill updates

You can also visit the coordinated government response site for:

Information about the spill and efforts to stop the oil from flowing

Hotlines to report oil on land or injured wildlife

Details of how you can volunteer

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