Sens. Float Bill To Discourage Cuban Oil Drilling

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 2:22 PM EST) -- Worried over Spanish company Repsol YPF's plans to drill in Cuban waters, Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla. introduced a bill Tuesday to let Americans directly sue those responsible for foreign oil spills that reach the U.S., though a trade embargo could still complicate cleanup efforts.

The senators said the Foreign Oil Pollution Act would clear up ambiguities in the Oil Pollution Act about Americans' rights to sue over spills that spread from foreign waters. The proposed legislation would also do away with a...
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