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One month on, wreck of tugboat Challenger isn't moving anytime soon

...Guard rushed into service, the DNR must creep. The DEC and Coast Guard will be reimbursed by the national Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund - which gained teeth after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 - and that trust fund will seek repayment from...
Fuel from sunken vessel removed

...will continue monitoring for environmental impacts. Coast Guard Sector Juneau dedicated $50,000 from its Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to manage the situation and mitigate any environmental damage. "Our focus is on the safety of the mariners...
My turn: Now is the time to stress improved shipping safety

...Pollution Act of 1990 as follows: Reinstate the 5-cent-per-barrel oil import fee to refill the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, raise the cap on the fund from $1 billion to $2 billion, create a cargo shipping account in the fund derived...
Report: State, federal governments unprepared for responding to oil spills

...designed for use in calm, low-current inland waters." The report also recommends more funding for the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which was created in 1991 to help pay the cleanup costs of oil spills. The Selendang Ayu spill already has...
Northwest Digest

...Panelists at a hearing Monday on the risk of oil spills in Washington state praised initiatives such as the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund but expressed concerns about liability caps, salvage efforts and cleanup methods. "Spills are still continuing...
My turn: Panel needed so public has say in oil drilling issues

...issues. It would have a sufficient budget, at least $5 million per year, which could come from the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. And it would be tasked to research and provide independent, non-binding, technical advice on all proposed...
Princess Kathleen oil recovery to eclipse $10M

...Coast Guard officials said this week. Federal funding to pay for the oil removal project will come from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the emergency fund discussed as a source for cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico associated with BP's oil rig...
Divers collect data on Point Lena shipwreck

...might still hold, but it could be around 155,000 gallons. Project costs will be covered by the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, said Capt. Melissa Bert, federal on-scene coordinator with the U.S. Coast Guard. The fund was created...
Citizens Council calls for increased spill funding

...enough money available to do so, particularly with current federal budget problems. The federal government's Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF), which collects 8 cents/barrel on oil nationwide, is authorized to pay for spill prevention measures...
Gulf spill spurs Begich to introduce bills

...Alaska Democrat introduced two companion bills. One would raise an estimated $300 million annually for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund by requiring companies to deposit three cents into the account per domestic barrel of oil and seven cents per...


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