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PUBLIC TALK: Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change?

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Today's date is Monday, March 01, 2021
Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change? Other events...
A public lecture by Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center and Terence Daintith, Professorial Fellow, University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Easter Sunday will mark the seventh anniversary of the incident in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico when eleven workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform died and almost five million barrels of oil poured into the Gulf from the Macondo well for 87 days. Yet the worst environmental disaster in US history failed to trigger any changes by the US Congress in safety or environmental laws offshore. Drilling activity in the Gulf’s deep waters rebounded in a short time. It is time to ask: is drilling in the Gulf safer now than it was before the disaster?

Professors Weaver and Daintith will reflect on this and other questions and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions on international and domestic issues about the regulation of offshore petroleum in a Questions and Answers session.
Location Law Lecture Theatre, UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <[email protected]> : 6488 1340
URL https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/weaver-daintith
Start Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:00
End Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:00
Submitted by Audrey Barton <[email protected]>
Last Updated Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:33
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