Offshore liability legislation a nod to environmentalists, former energy regulator says

‘The concept is one of damage to the environment as a valuable resource itself, rather than counting the number of fish that were killed’: Rowland Harrison.

US Coast Guard Photo
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010.
Yael Berger
Published: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 11:34 am EDT

Four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, collective memory is still ingrained with images of explosions, animals covered in oil sludge and slicks discolouring the water.

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