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S 125

Title: Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017
Author: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK)

Summary
...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. </p> <p><BR> </p>

Status
Introduced in Senate 01/12/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 01/12/2017

Bill Text
08/16/2017 - S 125 (Introduced+in+Senate)
01/12/2017 - S 125 (Introduced+in+Senate)

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Author Details


    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    () - U.S. Senate

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    Capital Address:
    522 Hart Senate Office Building

    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-6665

    District Address:
    510 L Street, Peterson Tower, Suite 600

    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Phone: (907) 271-3735
    Fax: (907) 276-4081

 
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