Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress

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This report focuses on oil spills in U.S. coastal waters. The first section highlights background issues, including oil spill statistics and potential environmental impacts. The second section discusses the legal framework that governs oil spill prevention and response. The third section examines the threat of future oil spills in coastal waters and whether response personnel are prepared to respond to a major spill. The final section highlights recent legislative activity.

Creator(s): Ramseur, Jonathan L.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 5, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Ramseur, Jonathan L.

Analyst in Environmental Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 5, 2008
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United States
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This report focuses on oil spills in U.S. coastal waters. The first section highlights background issues, including oil spill statistics and potential environmental impacts. The second section discusses the legal framework that governs oil spill prevention and response. The third section examines the threat of future oil spills in coastal waters and whether response personnel are prepared to respond to a major spill. The final section highlights recent legislative activity.

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39 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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