Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20177
No(s). MDL 2179 (E.D. La. Sep 14, 2015) (Barbier, J.)

A district court dismissed an environmental group's EPCRA lawsuit against BP for failing to report the release of hazardous substances following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, holding no such duty existed. EPCRA derives its reporting requirements from CERCLA, which excludes petroleum, including "c...