This Comment examines the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on the current international agreements controlling oil pollution. As the largest oil spill in history, the Deepwater Horizon explosion has put to the test the effectiveness of compensation caps enacted by private compensation regimes and reemphasized the importance of enacting a global convention on oil pollution from fixed platforms. This Comment also examines the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on both private compensation regimes' regulations and liability caps, and on the international community's recent reevaluation of the importance of a global convention specifically addressing fixed platforms.
The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: An Examination of the Spill's Impact on the Gap in International Regulation of Oil Pollution from Fixed Platforms,
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