Bill to amend OPA 90 Introduced

Monday, December 13, 2004
Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 3035) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to prevent oil spills and increase liability limits, and for other purposes. This is a companion to the bill (H.R. 5431) introduced the day before by Representative Pallone (D-NJ). Both bills automatically died when the 108th Congress ended last week. (HK Law).
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