Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal


There are numerous federal and state statutes that allow for the recovery of natural-resource damages and other relief in the event of an oil spill. This Article provides a practical overview of the federal laws that were utilized in the aftermath of the M/V Cosco Busan Oil Spill; discusses the natural resource injury and damage evaluation; and describes how the settlement funded projects that restore, rehabilitate, or replace natural resources injured, destroyed, or lost as a result of the Oil Spill.