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US congress set to tackle oil spill bills

07-28-2010 14:13 BJT

Democrats in the U.S. Senate unveiled a slimmed down bill on Tuesday aimed at reforming offshore drilling. This came as doubts grew that Congress would be able to pass any substantial energy legislation this year.

The Senate bill requires oil companies to cover all oil spill costs by removing the 75 million U.S. dollar cap on liability relating to economic losses. The measure would apply retroactively to the April BP oil well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which prompted the legislation.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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