The impact of the Deepwater Horizon: the evolving international legal regime for offshore accidental pollution prevention, preparedness, and response

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    Abstract

    The Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico has ignited unprecedented global attention and debate on and global review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing international regimes governing offshore operations; particularly, accidental pollution prevention, preparedness, and response mechanisms. This article looks at these developments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)335-362
    Number of pages28
    JournalOcean Development and International Law
    Volume44
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Accidental oil pollution prevention
    • Contingency planning
    • Offshore exploration and production
    • Preparedness and response

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