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Eleventh Circuit Holds that the Oil Pollution Act Shields Federal Government From Liability

MGKF Law

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the Southern District of Alabama’s dismissal of admiralty claims against the United States for oil-removal damages holding first that Oil Pollution Act of 1990’s (“OPA”), 33 U.S.C.S. § § 2701 et. United States , Slip Op.

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Greenlights Contribution Action for Purely Economic Damages Under Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

The Energy Law Blog

9, 2017), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held for the first time that a Responsible Party under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA”) has a statutory claim for contribution to recover purely economic damages from a partially liable third party. Marquette Transportation Company, L.L.C. , 16-30459 (5th Cir.

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms $20 Million Judgment Against Barge Owner as Responsible Party Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

The Energy Law Blog

The TINTOMARA, a tanker, collided with the DM-932, causing the barge to break away and ultimately sink in the Mississippi River resulting in the spill of approximately 300,000 gallons of oil into the River. As owner of the leaking barge, ACL was deemed the responsible party under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA ’90”).

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CRES Forum Climate Policy Directives for Legislators, Policymakers, the Press, and the Public

Cresforum

KEEP ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE TO REDUCE EMISSIONS Government should not pick winners and losers, but instead support all possible technological options available to avoid, reduce, capture and sequester greenhouse gases. The federal government should strengthen market signals for carbon avoidance and sequestration incentives.

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CRES Forum Climate Policy Directives for Legislators, Policymakers, the Press, and the Public

Cresforum

Government should not pick winners and losers, but instead support all possible technological options available to avoid, reduce, capture and sequester greenhouse gases. The federal government should strengthen market signals for carbon avoidance and sequestration incentives. The federal government should assure that U.S.

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Violations of Environmental Terms in Federal Oil and Gas Lease Insufficient to Support a Claim under the False Claims Act

The Energy Law Blog

The action alleged that the defendants violated the FCA by concealing the discharge of pollutants from an offshore drilling unit into the Gulf of Mexico. He alleged that the defendants then received the benefit of continuing operations under a federal contract, the federal oil and gas lease. government, pursuant to 31 U.S.C.

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

Montrose

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