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Jun 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010
Length: 82 pages
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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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 5629 — 111th Congress: Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr5629
“H.R. 5629 — 111th Congress: Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010.” www.GovTrack.us. 2010. February 12, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr5629>
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