Following the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Federal Government issued a drilling and permitting moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in significant economic losses for many businesses that serve the oil and gas industry. The Oil Pollution Act should have covered these economic damages; however, the Eastern District of Louisiana held otherwise. This article details how the Oil Pollution Act should have been applied to those who suffered economic loss as a result of the oil spill following the six month moratorium in the Gulf.
More than Seals and Sea Otters: OPA Causation and Moratorium Damages,
28 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
Available at: https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/delpf/vol28/iss1/2