Oil Spill Legislation in the 111th Congress

Oil Spill Legislation in the 111th Congress

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This report summarizes provisions of selected legislation -- enacted and proposed -- that address oil spill policy issues raised after the April 20, 2010, explosion and resulting oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 Gulf oil spill has generated considerable interest in oil spill issues. The House of Rep. has conducted at least 33 hearings in 10 committees. The Senate has conducted at least 30 hearings in eight committees. Members have introduced over 150 legislative proposals that have included one or more provisions that would affect oil spill policy. This report focuses primarily on oil spill policy matters that concern prevention, preparedness, response, and the liability and compensation framework. Charts and tables.This report summarizes provisions of selected legislation -- enacted and proposed -- that address oil spill policy issues raised after the April 20, 2010, explosion and resulting oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the ...


Title:Oil Spill Legislation in the 111th Congress
Author: Jonathan L. Ramseur
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-04
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