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, according to an agency press release. EPA’s 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, according to the agency. EPA has several online resources available:

EPA is posting updated data and other information on its BP oil spill site www.epa.gov/bpspill
  • Get air quality and water data
  • Find answers to common questions
  • Submit technology solutions


Connect with EPA on social media sites:
  • Administrator Jackson's personal account of the response to the oil spill: Facebook and Twitter
  • EPA's announcements about its response: Facebook and Twitter


You can also visit the coordinated government response site www.deepwaterhorizon.come.com r:
  • 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