by [State of Alaska, the Legislature, Division of Legislative Audit in [Juneau, Alaska] (P.O. Box W, Juneau 99811-3300) .
Written in English
|Contributions||Alaska. Legislature. Division of Legislative Audit.|
|LC Classifications||KFA1397.8 .A873 1990|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||43 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||43|
|LC Control Number||91620646|
compensation for damages or removal costs resulting from an [oil spill] incident.” 33 U.S.C. § (3). 15 The Oil Pollution Act of provides federal district courts with “exclusive original jurisdiction over all controversies arising under [OPA].” 33 U.S.C. § (b). State courts “of competent jurisdiction” may . Timeline: BP oil spill, litigation at a glance 3 Min Read (Reuters) - BP Plc reached a $ billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the Gulf of Mexico oil : Reuters Editorial. (SAN FRANCISCO) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today announced a $16 million state and local government settlement that ends long-standing litigation against Attransco, the owner of the S/T American Trader which ran aground in early and caused the worst oil spill in Orange County. BP has reached a $ billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history.
BP claims in lawsuits filed yesterday that three contractors are responsible for the costs of the Gulf oil spill that has cost the company $40 billion in estimated expenses. Oil spills can have extreme health, economic, and environmental effects, and can impact employees, residents, and business. If you work or live in an area that is near an oil spill, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced attorney who can work with you to collect compensation for the harm you suffered. Employees. We've all seen the devastation that results from major oil spills on land or at sea. During the Exxon Valdez incident in , for example, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound leading to the release of nearly 11 million gallons of oil into the coastal waters. Along with the loss of wildlife, over 1, miles of coastline were impacted by the spill. BP agrees to $ billion dollar Gulf oil spill settlement. The seven individuals -- Mikal C. Watts, 48, David Watts, 50, and Wynter Lee, 37, of San Antonio, Texas; Gregory P. Warrena, 51, of.
An oil spill is extraordinarily damaging because the oil, when released from its containment, penetrates specie’s ecosystem as well as its natural defense structure. For example, oil penetrates the plumage of all birds, reducing its insulating abilities, thus rendering the birds defenseless against temperature fluctuations and water buoyancy. * Cases labeled MDL-1 are part of the multidistrict litigation, In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April Since consolidation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, these cases are before Judge Carl Barbier in the Eastern District of Louisiana. As part of the agreement, BP has agreed to pay a $ billion civil penalty, the largest such penalty in the history of environmental law, and $ billion in . Just one year after the Exxon Valdez catastrophe, the United State Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of to deal with future oil spill accidents. Specifically, the law was enacted to impose penalties, to prevent future oil spills and to aid in the clean up if an oil spill .