Lawmakers take steps to curb use of oil dispersants in U.S. Gulf

U.S. lawmakers have continued to question the Environmental Protection Agency's move to allow BP to use oil dispersants for stemming the spread of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The increased scrutiny comes as marine-life experts raised concerns on the effect of dispersants to sea creatures below the sea's surface. Paul Anastas, an assistant administrator at the EPA, said the agency tested a mixture of dispersants and oil and found the mixture no more toxic to sea organisms than oil alone.

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