Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20059
No(s). 2179 (E.D. La. Mar 11, 2016) (Barbier, J.)

A district court granted an oil company's motion to dismiss claims filed against it for economic losses stemming from the government's moratorium on offshore drilling in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil company is a responsible party under OPA, and the plaintiffs—oilfield s...