The Oil Pollution Deskbook interprets the intricacies of the Oil Pollution Act, provides valuable insight into the policies that shaped the act, and reflects on what the act may become. With the complete text of the Oil Pollution Act and the essential legislative history, this valuable desk reference provides the reader with a vital understanding of the act and its implications for the future.
Russ Randle wrote the 1991 version of the Oil Pollution Deskbook and has returned to write the second edition. He has practiced, published, and taught about most aspects of environmental law since 1981, during which time he has served as chair of Patton Boggs LLP’s environmental group, Year-in-Review Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Superfund Committee (part of the ABA’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources), and author of numerous articles on environmental issues, including several about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. His clients have included oil and technology companies, municipalities, individuals, and environmental groups. Russ also has been advising several clients concerning the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. Because of this broad and lengthy experience, he has handled difficult issues under most federal environmental laws, some in litigation, some in transactions, some in administrative rulemaking, and some in legislative efforts.
Russ graduated from Princeton University, magna cum laude, in 1977, from Yale Law School in 1980, where he was an editor on the Yale Law Journal, and clerked for U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt (1980-81). As part of his pro bono work, he serves on the boards of DC Appleseed, where he works on Anacostia River cleanup issues; the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS), for which he does human rights work; and as a deputy representing the Diocese of Virginia at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.