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Fifth Circuit Confirms Right to Jury Trial Under the Oil Pollution Act


May 26, 2022), the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Seventh Amendment guarantees the right to a jury trial for defendants facing subrogation and recoupment claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (the “OPA”).

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NRDA Settlement Reached for 2014 Galveston Bay Oil Spill

The Energy Law Blog

The released oil impacted Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, including the wildlife refuge on Matagorda Island. million in civil penalties under the Clean Water Act, as well as administrative penalties under the Texas Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act. Additionally, Kirby paid $4.9

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12 Legal Tools to Push Climate Preparedness

Law Columbia

Permit conditions – Several statutes require permit holders to have and implement plans to prepare for extreme events – e.g., Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Oil Pollution Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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Montrose awarded $4M Environmental Contract by US Army Corps of Engineers


Additional services that may be provided by the team include regulatory support for Clean Water Act, Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Restoration Compensation and Liability Act, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Oil Pollution Act, and other federal, state, and local environmental programs.

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Policy News: July 12, 2021


EPA – Notice of Intention To Reconsider and Revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule. Justice Department – Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act. Justice Department – Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Oil Pollution Act.

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The Second Circuit Takes on the Clean Air Act’s International Air Pollution Provision and Climate Change

Law Columbia

The Magnuson-Stevens Act of 1976 has a provision titled “Reciprocity” that provides that foreign vessels may not fish in U.S. waters “unless such nation extends substantially the same fishing privileges to fishing vessels of the United States … as the United States extends to foreign fishing vessels.” (See See 16 U.S.C.