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Five Thousand Feet And Below: The Failure To Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology, Mark A. Latham 2011 Vermont Law School

Five Thousand Feet And Below: The Failure To Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology, Mark A. Latham

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico is an important aspect of our domestic energy strategy, and to successfully obtain oil from deep beneath the ocean floor. in thousands of feet of water, an impressive array of technology is utilized by the oil and gas industry. One of the many lessons learned, however, from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is that this technology can present significant risks to human life and the environment if it fails. This Article presents an overview of the technology used to conduct deepwater oil and gas drilling operations, and then examines how the failure ...


The Significance Of Regulatory Orientation In Occupational Health And Safety Offshore, John Paterson 2011 University of Aberdeen School of Law

The Significance Of Regulatory Orientation In Occupational Health And Safety Offshore, John Paterson

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has led to calls for the United States’ prescriptive regulatory approach to offshore safety to be replaced with something closer to the Safety Case regime that was introduced in the United Kingdom following the Piper Alpha disaster in the North Sea in 1988. This Article traces the evolution of offshore safety regulation in the UK to explain the reasons for the abandonment of prescriptive regulation in favour of the Safety Case approach, and to outline the key features of the latter regime. Noting both the apparent strengths and weaknesses of ...


The Exxon Valdez Resurfaces In The Gulf Of Mexico…And The Hazards Of "Megasystem Centripetal Di-Polarity", Zygmunt J.B. Plater 2011 Boston College Law School

The Exxon Valdez Resurfaces In The Gulf Of Mexico…And The Hazards Of "Megasystem Centripetal Di-Polarity", Zygmunt J.B. Plater

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout spill in the Gulf of Mexico shocked the nation with the amount of oil and harm it unleashed upon the Gulf and its natural and human ecosystems. As details of the calamity became available, they revealed frustrating parallels to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Gulf of Alaska in terms of causation and impaired response capability. Similar systemic deficits characterized the actions of corporate managers and state and federal regulators in the oil industry of both Gulfs. In a “di-polar” system where industry and government regulators come too close together, responsible overall ...


Lessons From The North Sea: Should "Safety Cases" Come To America?, Rena Steinzor 2011 University of Maryland School of Law

Lessons From The North Sea: Should "Safety Cases" Come To America?, Rena Steinzor

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring and summer has triggered an intense search for more effective regulatory methods that would prevent such disasters. The new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement is under pressure to adopt the British safety case system, which requires the preparation of a facility-specific safety plan that is typically several hundred pages long. This system is supposed to inculcate a “safety culture” within companies that operate offshore in the British portion of the North Sea, because it overcomes a “box-ticking” mentality and constitutes “bottom up” implementation of safety measures ...


Oil And Freshwater Don't Mix: Transnational Regulation Of Drilling In The Great Lakes, Noah D. Hall 2011 Wayne State University Law School

Oil And Freshwater Don't Mix: Transnational Regulation Of Drilling In The Great Lakes, Noah D. Hall

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In the wake of the Gulf oil blowout disaster, there is renewed interest in protecting the freshwater of the Great Lakes from the risks of oil drilling. The region has significant oil resources that would be economically and technologically accessible through drilling in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes bottomlands and shorelines are subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of two countries—-the United States and Canada—-and eight American states. While the existing legal regime lacks uniformity, and is characterized by jurisdictional inconsistency and potential for transboundary pollution externalities, oil drilling is mostly prohibited. With strong public support for protecting ...


Competition Law And Sector Regulation In The European Energy Market After The Third Energy Package: Hierarchy And Efficiency, Michael Diathesopoulos 2011 University of Cambridge

Competition Law And Sector Regulation In The European Energy Market After The Third Energy Package: Hierarchy And Efficiency, Michael Diathesopoulos

Michael Diathesopoulos

The aim of this research is to provide the basic parameters for a model for the definition of the relation between the general competition and sector specific frameworks and rules regarding the regulation of the Internal Energy Market, especially after the Third Energy Package. The research considers the recent sector specific framework in relation to a series of recent competition law cases of the Energy Market where structural remedies were applied under the commitments procedure. Essential facilities doctrine and generally competition law tools do not seem to provide a suitable framework for effectively addressing the dynamic competition concept, treating the ...


Appeal No. 829: Edythe Dimarco V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management And Gonzoil, Inc., Ohio Oil & Gas Commission 2011 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Appeal No. 829: Edythe Dimarco V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management And Gonzoil, Inc., Ohio Oil & Gas Commission

Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Decisions

Chief's Order 2010-43 (GonzOil Inc., Lazlo Well #1D)


Rebalancing Oil Contracts In Venezuela, Julián Cárdenas García 2011 Center for the Law of International Investments and Markets, Université de Bourgogne

Rebalancing Oil Contracts In Venezuela, Julián Cárdenas García

Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference Papers

During the last decade, the Venezuelan government has pursued a reform of the legal regime of hydrocarbons tailored to its interests as an oil producing country. However, the ongoing consequences of the global economic recession which negatively impacted the Venezuelan economy, call into question the suitability of such scheme. Confronting the challenge of attracting foreign investment, the methods of awarding contracts used by the Venezuelan Government have contributed to the approval of a series of incentives which are rebalancing the contractual conditions for new oil ventures. Royalty and tax reductions, access to international arbitration and the protection granted through bilateral ...


Appeal No. 830: City Of Broadview Heights V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management And Gonzoil, Inc., Ohio Oil & Gas Commission 2011 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Appeal No. 830: City Of Broadview Heights V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management And Gonzoil, Inc., Ohio Oil & Gas Commission

Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Decisions

Chief's Order 2010-34 (GonzOil Inc., Kral Well #1D)


Appeal No. 831: City Of Broadview Heights V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission 2011 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Appeal No. 831: City Of Broadview Heights V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission

Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Decisions

Chief's Order 2010-43 (GonzOil Inc., Lazlo Well #1D)


Time-Of-Use Pricing Could Help China Manage Demand, Emmett Pepper 2011 American University Washington College of Law

Time-Of-Use Pricing Could Help China Manage Demand, Emmett Pepper

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Rediscovering The Transportation Frontier: Improving Sustainability In The United States Through Passenger Rail, Benjamin J. Wickizer, Andrew Snow 2011 American University Washington College of Law

Rediscovering The Transportation Frontier: Improving Sustainability In The United States Through Passenger Rail, Benjamin J. Wickizer, Andrew Snow

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Traffic Jam Equality: Evaluating The Constitutionality Of Congestion Pricing, Christopher Hudock 2011 American University Washington College of Law

Traffic Jam Equality: Evaluating The Constitutionality Of Congestion Pricing, Christopher Hudock

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Cities Of The Future: The Behavior Change Driver, Peter Newman 2011 American University Washington College of Law

Sustainable Cities Of The Future: The Behavior Change Driver, Peter Newman

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Urban Albedo To Fight Climate Change And Save Energy, Elise Stull, Xiaopu Sun, Durwood Zaelke 2011 American University Washington College of Law

Enhancing Urban Albedo To Fight Climate Change And Save Energy, Elise Stull, Xiaopu Sun, Durwood Zaelke

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


About Sdlp, 2011 American University Washington College of Law

About Sdlp

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Appeal No. 814: Ohio Valley Energy Systems V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission 2011 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Appeal No. 814: Ohio Valley Energy Systems V. Division Of Oil & Gas Resources Management, Ohio Oil & Gas Commission

Ohio Oil & Gas Commission Decisions

Chief's Order 2009-19


Moving The Molecules To Market: An Introduction To Hydrocarbon Processing And Transportation, Monika Ehrman 2011 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Moving The Molecules To Market: An Introduction To Hydrocarbon Processing And Transportation, Monika Ehrman

Monika U. Ehrman

No abstract provided.


El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva 2011 SelectedWorks

El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva

Edward Ivan Cueva

No abstract provided.


New Technology Tests The Old Rules - The Challenge Of Regulating Horizontal Well Development - A Four State Comparison, Robert P. Costello, Thomas A. Daily, Ray Oujesky, Richard Revels 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

New Technology Tests The Old Rules - The Challenge Of Regulating Horizontal Well Development - A Four State Comparison, Robert P. Costello, Thomas A. Daily, Ray Oujesky, Richard Revels

Annual of the Arkansas Natural Resources Law Institute

No abstract provided.


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