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Author Paulsen, G. W.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ OIL SPILLS ♦ INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ♦ CIVIL LIABILITY ♦ USA ♦ VICTIMS COMPENSATION ♦ AGREEMENTS ♦ LIABILITIES ♦ NORTH AMERICA 020900* -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyPetroleum ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyEnvironment, Health, & Safety
Abstract In the wake of the Torrey Canyon disaster of 1967, three international conventions relating to harmful oil spills were adopted, only one of which was ratified by the US. With respect to liability for cleaning up oil spills, and contrary to the UK and other countries, the US and many of its states elected to go it alone. The result was a hodgepodge of state and federal statutes that have been largely ineffective. The Executive Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the US in a July 1984 meeting, approved resolutions urging the US to ratify the 1984 protocols - a position supported by the author. Texts of a 1984 protocols are included here as appendices. 29 references.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Place United States
Journal Forum
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 1
Organization Haight, Gardner, Poor and Havens, New York, NY


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