Recent years have witnessed an increase in both domestic and international concern over vessel source oil pollution of the world's oceans. This note explores the similarities and differences between a multilateral treaty. rejected by the United States and a statute passed by Congress in the treaty's stead which impose liability on oil tanker owners for the cost of cleaning up oil spilled on the high seas.
Liability for High Seas Oil Pollution Cleanup Costs: Domestic and International Provisions,
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