A 1990 law called the Oil Pollution Act set out the penalties for corporations that spill oil into the environment, but how exactly it will apply to the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico is unclear. Melissa Block talks with environmental law professor Zygmund Plater, who was chairman of Alaska's oil spill commission legal research task force after the Exxon Valdez wreck. The task force recommendations went to Congress as it drafted the 1990 law.
A Look At The 1990 Oil Pollution Act
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