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  • Oil Spills At Sea: Better Prevention and Cleanup

    Some rare good news. Oil tanker spills into world oceans: there aren’t as many as there used to be, and they do not do as much damage as they used to do. According to the excellent newsletter of the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation...
  • New SCCCL Report: Flag State Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has released a new white paper addressing state authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from ships. According to international law, all ships must have a nationality and must register with and fly the flag...
  • Ocean Exchange Launches 2014 Call For Solutions

    By: E. Lynn Grayson The Ocean Exchange has announced the launch of its fourth annual global competition for the 2014 Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2014 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award of $100,000. The theme for the...
  • Coast Guard stumbles as it tries to preempt Massachusetts state law

    The Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act (OSPA) was enacted following an oil spill in Buzzards Bay. [As the appellate court notes, Buzzards Bay is a scenically beautiful body of water. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buzzards_Bay_map.png...
  • Rising Sea Levels and Prohibited "Takings" - A Different Sort of Climate Change Litigation

    A little noted anniversary passed last month. The odd 2009 storm, Nor’Ida (the progeny of a nor’easter and a hurricane), swept along the east coast pounding some areas with record storm surge five years ago in the second week of November....
  • Threat Of Sea Level Rise In Southeast Florida Calls For Immediate Adaptive Action, Task Force Urges County

    By Jennifer M. Klein, Esq. Associate Director & Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Sea level rise is an “inevitable consequence” of global warming and requires innovative capital planning, according to a new Report by the...