What Is The Oil Pollution Act?

The Oil Pollution Act was established in 1990, as a result of oil spill accidents such as the Exxon Valdez one. This act requires oil tankers to have double hulls and to quickly and effectively clean oil spills when they occur. The penalties for oil spills have increased tremendously.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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