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S.3305 Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 05, 2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 518.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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  • 17% of users oppose S.3305

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    • Raises oil companies' liability for economic damage caused by spills from $75 million to $10 billion.

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    • Code Pink

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    • Independent Petroleum Association of America

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    • Heritage Foundation

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 08, 2010, by kosterberg - They should pay for all the clean up costs and they should HIRE those that are on unemployment to help clean up the mess. Four positives here: oil is cleaned up, unemployment rate goes down, states have less unemployment costs, and because the unemployment rate would be lowered the stock market would go up thereby increasing the economy.

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      As noted by kosterberg, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 08, 2010, "They should pay for all the clean up costs and they should HIRE those that are on unemployment to help clean up the mess. Four positives here: oil is cleaned up, unemployment rate goes down, states have less unemployment costs, and because the unemployment rate would be lowered the stock market would go up thereby increasing the economy."
    • On August 28, 2010, by breakthesoundbarrier - What's the purpose of making the exception to "deepwater ports"?

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      As noted by breakthesoundbarrier, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 28, 2010, "What's the purpose of making the exception to "deepwater ports"?"
    • On September 22, 2010, by technopolitica - I am equally dumb-founded by the "deepwater ports" exception stated in the summary on OpenCongress.org. I found no mention of "ports" in the bill text, "deepwater" or otherwise, and a cursory scan of the bill text did not reveal any clauses which could exclude "deepwater ports" from the liability expansion. It may be that the wording of the bill could only apply to drilling platforms with oil wells - thus excluding any other deepwater facility - or that one of the clauses being striken from the Oil Pollution Act makes a reference to "deepwater ports". However I don't have enough legal knowledge and expertise to determine if this is the case.

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      As noted by technopolitica, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 22, 2010, "I am equally dumb-founded by the "deepwater ports" exception stated in the summary on OpenCongress.org. I found no mention of "ports" in the bill text, "deepwater" or otherwise, and a cursory scan of the bill text did not reveal any clauses which could exclude "deepwater ports" from the liability expansion. It may be that the wording of the bill could only apply to drilling platforms with oil wells - thus excluding any other deepwater facility - or that one of the clauses being striken from the Oil Pollution Act makes a reference to "deepwater ports". However I don't have enough legal knowledge and expertise to determine if this is the case."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Cooperation or Confrontation on Clean Energy? | Pointer's Weekly - November 05, 2010 by Pointer's Weekly - These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ...

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      As noted by Pointer's Weekly on November 05, 2010, "These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ..." (http://confrontaal.org/wordpress/?p=9889)
    • Cooperation or Confrontation on Clean Energy? | Energy Now - November 03, 2010 by EnergyNow.com - These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ...

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      As noted by EnergyNow.com on November 03, 2010, "These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ..." (http://www.energynow.com/energypanel/2010/11/04/cooperation-or-confrontation-clean-energy)
    • A hypothetical clean energy agenda — if the GOP choose cooperation ... - November 03, 2010 by Climate Progress - These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ...

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      As noted by Climate Progress on November 03, 2010, "These provisions are contained in several bipartisan bills, including the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act, S.3305. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed this bill by a unanimous voice vote on June 30, 2010. ..." (http://climateprogress.org/2010/11/04/cooperation-or-confrontation-on-clean-energy/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Obama's spill urgency grew after blowout preventer failed - June 07, 2010 by International Business Times - ...BP can legally contest the figure, he added. Tomorrow, the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on S.3305, a bill to raise the liability limits for oil leaks to at least $10 billion. Uhlmann explained that, if that bill

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      As noted by International Business Times on June 07, 2010, "...BP can legally contest the figure, he added. Tomorrow, the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on S.3305, a bill to raise the liability limits for oil leaks to at least $10 billion. Uhlmann explained that, if that bill " (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/27436/20100608/obama-s-view-of-gulf-spill-changed-sharply.htm)
    • Hearings planned on boosting BP's liability - May 05, 2010 by Houston Chronicle - ...States Senate Washington, DC 20510 We are writing to urge you to pass the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Legislative Package (S.3305 and S.3306) as soon as possible. The White House has expressed support for this legislation and the Speaker of the House h

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      As noted by Houston Chronicle on May 05, 2010, "...States Senate Washington, DC 20510 We are writing to urge you to pass the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Legislative Package (S.3305 and S.3306) as soon as possible. The White House has expressed support for this legislation and the Speaker of the House h" (http://feeds.chron.com/~r/houstonchronicle/newswatchenergy/~3/iHy1a8l4W44/hearings_planne.html)
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