Jan 11, 2015
Sorry, the white board ran everything together and cut off the rest of the first paragraph of the Oil Pollution Act here it is, I hope.
From the Oil Pollution Act of 1990:
§2702. Elements of liability
(a) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision or rule of law, and subject to the provisions of this Act, each responsible party for a vessel or a facility from which oil is discharged, or which poses the substantial threat of a discharge of oil, into or upon the navigable waters or adjoining shorelines or the exclusive economic zone is liable for the removal costs and damages specified in subsection (b) of this section that result from such incident.