Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background and Governance

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This report provides background information regarding oil spills in U.S. coastal waters and identifies the legal authorities governing oil spill prevention, response, and cleanup. Based on data between 1973 and 2009, the annual number and volume of oil spills have shown declines- in some cases, dramatic declines.

Creator(s): Ramseur, Jonathan L.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 11, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Ramseur, Jonathan L.

Specialist in Environmental Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 11, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report provides background information regarding oil spills in U.S. coastal waters and identifies the legal authorities governing oil spill prevention, response, and cleanup. Based on data between 1973 and 2009, the annual number and volume of oil spills have shown declines- in some cases, dramatic declines.

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28 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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