After I posted this video I feared that there are no laws protecting the high seas from pollution like the oil spill five years ago. I was sure that hat Louisiana’s fishermen for instance could demand compensation for their losses, but who could represent the ocean before which court?
But there is the Clear Water Act in the United States. Designed, I’m sure, to protect the national waters, this law doesn’t restrict the oil spill to it. Only depending on the amount of spilled oil, not it’s location (nor it’s future location), BP had to face a giant penalty. Source: Why BP Does Not Want an Accurate Measurement of the Gulf Oil Spill | The Donovan Law Group.