January 31, 2013
Oil Pollution Update
Two years after the Presidential Commission’s report on the tragic Deepwater Horizon disaster, much happened in the area of oil pollution law, though only one aspect of the Oil Pollution Act was amended. This session provided a review of recent OPA litigation, including the BP criminal plea agreement and the issues in the pending civil penalty action, legislation allocating of potential civil penalties, and the natural resource damages assessment underway, including the innovative framework laid out in agreements with NOAA and in settlements with the Gulf States.
Russ Randle, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP (moderator)
Trudy Fisher, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
William T. Hassler, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
The Honorable Lois Schiffer, General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Courtney Taylor, Interim Director, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, Environmental Defense Fund
Russ Randle powerpoint presentation
William Hassler powerpoint presentation
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