Environmental regulation of oil rigs in EU waters and potential accidents

This legal background paper has been drafted in response to enquiries regarding the EU rules that would apply in the event of an oil spill from an oil rig accident such as the recent BP accident in the Gulf.

It is intended to provide a general overview of some of the main rules which govern oil rigs in the EU, and to identify some of the weaknesses of and gaps in the current EU regulatory framework.

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Published June 22, 2020
Found in Fossil FuelsOceans