US Arctic Oil Spill Response Needs Work, Report Says

Law360, Chicago (April 24, 2014, 5:25 PM ET) -- As the rush to drill for oil in a warming Arctic gains steam, the U.S. currently lacks the proper tools and methods to respond to oil spills in icy environments, according to a National Research Council report released Wednesday.

The report — sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the American Petroleum Institute, among others — said the dearth of response infrastructure in the Arctic would be a “significant liability” in the event of a major spill and called for an extensive research push...
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