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Deepwater Horizon

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Case

A district court held that an oil company may not seek insurance coverage for damages it incurred following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under the oil rig owner's insurance policies. The underlying insurance policies refer...

H.R. 3096, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 2821, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Conflict of Interest That Led to the Gulf Oil Disaster

ELR Article

In 1982, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary James G. Watt merged the responsibilities for revenue collection and regulatory oversight of offshore oil and gas industries under the Minerals Management Services (MMS). This...

Earmarking for Environmental Damage: From Oil Spills to Climate Change

ELR Article

For a number of years, the U.S. federal tax code has imposed a tax on petroleum that finances the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, an earmarked fund to help cover the costs of oil spills. BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...