WATCHING WASHINGTON CONGRESS NOTES THE BRAER SPILL

The recent Braer oil tanker spill in the Shetland Islands has the U.S. Congress reevaluating its spill regulations. A subcommittee of the House natural resources committee, formerly the interior committee, conducted an oversight hearing on the Shetlands accident (OGJ, Feb. 8, p. 37). A major concern of Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) was whether the U.S. Coast Guard is implementing rules quickly enough under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act, passed in reaction to the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill in

Feb 16th, 1993
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