Vessel General Permits

For over 30 years, vessels were excluded from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit regulations that required permits for any “discharge of a pollutant” from a point source (a vessel is considered a point source). Lawsuits by environmental groups challenged this exclusion and since February 2009 the exemption ... Read More

Oil Spills and Criminal Sanctions: An Insurer’s Perspective

Criminal sanctions are an acceptable deterrent used to combat deliberate dumping of oil and other intentional environmental misconduct. Since insuring against intentional criminal acts is against public policy, pollution insurers have not provided coverage. Paper ID #01536, 2001 International Oil Spill Conference ABSTRACT Criminal sanctions are an acceptable deterrent ... Read More