Preventing Oil Spills in U.S. Waters
The rule is designed to prevent discharges of oil into U.S. waters, and to contain those discharges if they occur.
Regional Office / Program
Oil industry groups challenged an Environmental Protection Agency rule defining which waters enjoy certain federal protections from oil spills. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge.
In March 2008, a federal district court invalidated the rule.
Case page created on November 9, 2005.