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Subtopic: Oceans 15 items found
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Offshore Oversight: How Deep Is the Regulatory Ocean?
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster called attention to the need for revamped and strengthened oversight to reduce the risk of blowouts and other catastrophes on offshore rigs. A recent RFF discussion paper provides an initial baseline assessment of current enforcement efforts.
New RFF Studies Released on Oil Spill Investigation
In a special series, RFF examines a variety of issues related to the aftermath of the BP oil spill, ranging from risk assessment to safety procedures, and from costs to containment. Seven papers, prepared for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, are now available here.
How Do You Put a Price on Ecological Damage from Marine Oil Pollution?
In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, attempts will be made to put an economic value on the ecological damage caused. How will this be done, and can we do a better job than in the past?
What Would Tighter Regulation on Deepwater Drilling Mean for Gas Prices?
Tightening U.S. safety standards would raise the price of a gallon of gas by less than a penny, while a total ban on deep sea drilling could raise prices by around 7 cents, according to a new RFF analysis by Stephen Brown.
A Primer on Oil Spill Liability Law
A complex landscape of damage costs, laws, and private and public interests will determine who pays, when, and how much.
Using Ecosystem Damages in Oil Spill Liability
Assessments of ecological damage would help put a price tag on the gulf coast oil spill, but scientific barriers may ground such efforts.
RFF and the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill
With oil-related energy, liability, and regulatory issues again at the forefront, RFF research on these issues provides context and insight into future implications.
Designing Fishing Quota Programs to Net the Biggest Gains
Kailin Kroetz and RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico assess the trade-offs involved in designing market-based individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs for fisheries.
Ocean Zoning: A Venerable Idea Bobs to the Surface
As the U.S. closes in on a comprehensive policy to oversee and protect maritime resources, several recent articles draw on RFF research to advocate a “zone-the-oceans” policy to ensure that the world’s seas – and the industries that depend on them – are healthy.
A New Approach to Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
Commentary: Adding a federal community flood insurance option could increase coverage, spread risk, and lower premiums, says RFF resident scholar Leonard Shabman.
Achieving Efficient Coordination and Acceptance in Fishery Reform
In a June 29 commentary, Robert Deacon discusses how a policy of assigning fishery harvest rights to groups rather than individuals can achieve gains from coordination that other rights-based management regimes fail to capture.
Coastal and Marine Environments: Adapting to Climate Change
A new report assesses policy options for addressing climate change impacts on marine and coastal resources. The study is part of a series on U.S. climate adaptation policy being released by RFF.
Zoning the Sea to Protect Marine Resources
A directive by the Obama Administration to develop a national ocean policy may revive an idea developed at RFF by Jim Sanchirico to zone the ocean to accommodate competing marine resources, such as fishing, oil and wind development, and commercial shipping.
Can Catch Shares Save Fisheries?
In a May 18 commentary, Christopher Costello and Steven Gaines discuss issues in the design of catch shares and experience with this policy to date.
Oil Spills: The Deterrent Effects of Monitoring, Enforcement, and Public Information
In this week's commentary, Mark Cohen discusses the appropriate role of deterrence, monitoring, and targeted enforcement policies in reducing the frequency and size of oil discharges in a cost-effective way.
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