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Study casts doubt on short sea shipping

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2014

U.S. policy makers have been considering the viability of short sea shipping for more than 20 years as a means of taking traffic off of crowded U.S

Oil and gas Jones Act waivers sought in the U.S. Senate

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2012

The U.S. Senate is considering this week legislation (S. 2204) to eliminate tax subsidies for oil and gas exploration, development and production

U.S. Coast Guard issues its final action on the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

On September 14, 2011, the Coast Guard published its Final Agency Action on the Report of the Joint Department of the Interior and Department of Homeland Security Investigation, addressing the recommendations of the Joint Investigation Team and noting the Coast Guard’s intentions with regard to regulatory, enforcement, and administrative actions

House Committee reports proposed maritime legislation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2011

On September 8, 2011, the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported favorably to the House for its consideration the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 and the Piracy Suppression Act of 2011

Federal court knocks down challenge to EPA's nationwide discharge permit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted incidental vessel discharges in U.S. waters for more than 30 years under the Clean Water Act until 2009

House transportation leadership proposes maritime title to highway bill

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2011

Chairman John Mica of Florida announced on July 7, 2011 his plans for a renewed surface transportation authorization bill usually referred to as the "highway bill."

Coast Guard finalizes U.S.-flag piracy self-defense guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2011

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard finalized its policy regarding permissible self-defense measures for U.S.-flag vessels faced with the threat of piracy

Major maritime reform efforts advancing in the the U.S. Congress go well beyond the deepwater horizon incident

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Since shortly after the DEEPWATER HORIZON incident on April 20, 2010, the U.S. Congress has had under consideration numerous measures addressing not only drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but also a host of other changes that could affect many other aspects of U.S. maritime commerce

Senate approves Coast Guard authorization bill setting stage for conference with the House of Representatives

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

On May 7, 2010, the US Senate passed a House version of a Coast Guard authorization bill (HR 3619), setting the stage for enactment of the service's first reauthorization since 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds government contractor defense in Hurricane Katrina mass tort litigation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2009

On November 25, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the lower court decision that dredging companies which performed maintenance dredging in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) navigational canal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Army Corps”) were not legally responsible for the Hurricane Katrina flooding of New Orleans because of the government contractor’s defense