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Gulf Oil Spill of 2010: Liability and Damage Issues
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Editors: Christine R. Walsh and James P. Duncan
Book Description:
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident produced the largest oil spill that has occurred in U.S. waters, releasing more than 200 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico. BP has estimated the combined oil spill costs, including cleanup activities, natural resource and economic damages, potential Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties, to be approximately $41 billion. This book examines the many issues raised by the spill for policymakers, including the ability of the existing oil spill liability and compensation framework to respond to a catastrophic spill. The framework determines who is responsible for paying for oil spill cleanup costs and the economic and natural resource damages from an oil spill; how these costs and damages are defined and the degree to which, and conditions in which, the costs and damages are limited and/or shared by other parties, including general taxpayers. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Liability and Compensation Issues Raised by the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill
(Jonathan L. Ramseur) pp.1-34

Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA): Liability of Responsible Parties
(James E. Nichols)pp.35-60

Liability and Compensation Requirements under the Oil Pollution Act
(National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling)pp.61-74

The 2010 Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act
(Kristina Alexander) pp.75-94

Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Evolution, Current Practice, and Preliminary Findings Related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
(National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling)pp.95-116

Cost of Major Spills May Impact Viability of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
(Statement of Susan A. Fleming, Director Physical Infrastructure, (GAO))pp.117-142

Unlawful Discharges of Oil: Legal Authorities for Civil and Criminal Enforcement and Damage Recovery
(National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling)pp.143-158

The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability under Wildlife Laws
(Kristina Alexander)pp.159-172

Index pp.173-182

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Pollution Science, Technology and Abatement
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 182.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-729-7
   Status: AV
  
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