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Posted: 6/3/2010 1:03:48 PM EDT
..I heard something the other day on the radio, the law has some type of name to it where if the spill happens on land the company is responsible, but if it happens at sea then the exeutive branch is responsible for the effort.

TIA

Link Posted: 6/3/2010 1:04:30 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Chris_C:


..I heard something the other day on the radio, the law has some type of name to it where if the spill happens on land the company is responsible, but if it happens at sea then the exeutive branch is responsible for the effort.



TIA



Isnt this thing in international waters?





 
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 1:05:52 PM EDT


Yeah, but the oil pocket extends under the entire North American continent.
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 1:18:03 PM EDT
how dare you question if the king has the powers. commerce clause what they use to regulate and grab there power all the time.
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 2:34:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Riply21:

Originally Posted By Chris_C:
..I heard something the other day on the radio, the law has some type of name to it where if the spill happens on land the company is responsible, but if it happens at sea then the exeutive branch is responsible for the effort.

TIA

Isnt this thing in international waters?

 


Only for sailing, NOT for commerce. ETJ extends 200 miles for commercial fishing, drilling, whatever.

Since the crap is washing up on our shores, I'm sure that lots of federal agencies under the executive branch already have authority to deal with it regardless of O's involvement.



Link Posted: 6/3/2010 2:39:36 PM EDT
I've read that the clean water act gives the executive branch the authority to do a lot of things in a case like this, didn't really look into it any deeper than that though.
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 2:42:11 PM EDT
Actually, there are several laws which give the EPA jurisdiction over oil spills, both on land or at sea.



The Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, to name a few.
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 2:49:12 PM EDT
In 1994, the Feds were required to keep fire booms in the area in case of a spill.



Not only were there none in the area, they didn't even own one.



http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/fire_boom_oil_spill_raines.html
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