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senate Bill S. 125

Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017

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Title

Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017

Official Title

A bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units, and for other purposes.

Summary

Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make foreign facilities that are located offshore and outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) liable for removal costs and damages that result from oil spills that reach (or threaten to reach) U.S. navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the EEZ. Specifically, the following parties may be held liable: (1) the owners or operators of the foreign facilities, including facilities located in, on, or under any land within foreign countries; and (2) the holders of a right of use and easement granted under applicable foreign law for the area in which the facility is located.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedJanuary 12th, 2017
    Oil companies should always be held accountable for any and all damages incurred from a spill. They knew it could happen, they took the risk anyway.
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