THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: House Panel Looks At Possible Oil Spill Liability Issues

August 23rd, 2010

The News Service of Florida published the following article on August 23, 2010:


Criminal and civil penalties that may arise out of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be the topic for the House oil spill Workgroup 6 conference call on Monday. Specifically, the group is interested in whether the jurisdiction of the Statewide Prosecutor needs to be expanded to be able to go after environmental crimes, and if so, could that be done retroactively. The panel also will discuss whether fraud crime statute of limitations should be extended, and other issues related to pollution crimes. (Monday, 10 a.m., Dial-in Number: (888) 808-6959; Code: 4883088)