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Senator Mikulski:

SO, CAN YOU BAN DISPERSANTS AND LIMIT THEIR USE OR DOES HE HAVE TO GIVE THE APPROVAL?

EPA Administrator Jackson:

I THINK IT IS IS A MATTER OF UNTESTED LAW AS TO WHETHER EPA, AND THERE IS NO PERMIT THAT EPA HAS GIVEN TO ALLOW THE USE OF DISPERSANTS, SO I WOULD NOT...

Senator Mikulski:

NO, BUT YOU ARE THE HEAD OF EPA, SO IF YOU SAID, ADMIRAL ALLEN, THIS, WE ARE NOW HEADING INTO A DANGER ZONE, OR FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT, SO SIGNIFICANT,...

EPA Administrator Jackson:

I DO BELIEVE I DO, CHAIRMAN, BUT I WANT MY LAWYERS TO GET YOU A ANSWER IN WRITING.

Senator Mikulski:

BUT THAT IS A ANSWER YOU NEEDED TO KNOW FROM DAY ONE, MS. JACKSON, BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF US HERE AT THE TABLE ARE COASTAL SENATORS, AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU...

EPA Admininstrator Jackson:

PART OF THE REASON I AM HESITATING IS TWOFOLD. NUMBER ONE, IT HAS NOT BEEN TESTED, AND I HAVE NOT HAD TO WALK INTO ADMIRAL ALLEN'S OFFICE EVEN FIGURATIVELY...

[Excerpt: Lisa Jackson Statement]