Congress Weighs Enviro Risks From Cuban Oil Drilling

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- U.S. House of Representative members and other government officials on Wednesday expressed concern that the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba could complicate efforts to contain oil spills that could arise from Cuba's new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol YPF.

Cuba's efforts to promote oil exploration in its waters could lead to spills and other environmental hazards that might threaten U.S. natural resources, and any spill response would rely heavily on commercial partners, according to testimony from Michael Bromwich, director of the Department of the Interior's...
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