WATCHING GOVERNMENT 'SLOW BALL' APPROACH TO SPILL INSURANCE
With Patrick Crow from Washington, D.C. The U.S. Interior Department continues to play "slow ball" as it develops oil spill insurance requirements under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA). Interior Asst. Sec. Bob Armstrong admitted last week Interior has tried to move as slowly as possible-and no one is urging speed, anyway-to promulgate rules under OPA, using the time to seek solutions to controversies the law has spawned.