H.R. 5629 (111th): Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010

To ensure full recovery from responsible parties of damages for physical and economic injuries, adverse effects on the environment, and clean up of oil spill pollution, to improve the safety of vessels and pipelines supporting offshore oil drilling, to ensure that there are adequate response plans to prevent environmental damage from oil spills, and for other purposes.

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Overview

Introduced:

Jun 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010
Length: 82 pages

History

Jun 29, 2010
 
Introduced

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Jul 1, 2010
 
Reported by Committee

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H.R. 5629 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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