Legacy Lawsuit Reform: HB 618/SB 555 (2012)
Provides oil producers with the ability to admit to responsibility
Provides oil producers with the ability to admit to responsibility for cleaning up pollution from past oil drilling activities without admitting to larger damages. The admission would not waive the admitting party’s right to use any of the available defenses in court. The bills also create a system where the Department of Natural Resources would develop a cleanup plan for polluted lands that would be open to public scrutiny via a public hearing. The cleanup plan also has to pass analysis by the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Agriculture.
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