Bill to Repeal Liability Limitation of Offshore Oil

May 25, 2010

Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 5355) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for a discharge or substantial threat of a discharge of oil from an offshore oil facility. Official text of the bill has yet to be posted. (5/20/10).

Meanwhile, Representative Blunt (R-MO) introduced a bill (H.R. 5356) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to increase the cap on liability for economic damages resulting from an oil spill, and for other purposes. Official text of the bill has yet to be posted. (5/20/10).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

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