White House Unveils Relief Plan For Gulf Catastrophe

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress a comprehensive legislative package to address the causes and consequences of the BP PLC-operated oil rig spill, including measures to speed relief for environmental and economic damage and significantly increase oil spill liability statutes.

Calling the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and spill a “massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster,” White House energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner said the legislative package was designed to provide an “all-hands-on-deck, relentless response” to the catastrophe, which continues to leak more than...
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