US Has Authority To Probe Deepwater Spill, 5th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board told the Fifth Circuit on Thursday that it was well within its authority to subpoena Transocean Ltd. for information related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, subpoenas that were upheld by a Texas federal judge in March.

In response to Transocean's appeal of U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal's ruling permitting the subpoenas, the CSB argued that the Clean Air Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act give it the authority to investigate toxic chemical releases from the devastating and...
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Case Title

USA v. Transocean Deepwater Drilling


Case Number

13-20243

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

1893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

May 7, 2013

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