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  • Main Title The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability Under Wildlife Laws


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2010-08-31


  • English


  • Physical Description: 10 pages.
  • Content Description: This report highlights the possible ways to prosecute those who caused the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The report suggests that prosecution can be done under laws such as the ESA (Endangered Species Act) or the MMPA (Marine Mammal Protection Act) both of which provide for civil and criminal punishment. However, the most likely law to be used will be the MBTA (Migratory Bird Treatment Act) which makes it a crime to kill migratory birds. The report suggests that the MBTA would be the best method to prosecute for criminal liability.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Liability for oil pollution
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Oil pollution
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Oil spills and wildlife
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Water pollution


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R41308
  • Accession or Local Control No: R41308_2010Aug31
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc810788