Gulf Spill

Former NOAA general counsel Campbell discusses monetary damages, policy changes

As the former general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tom Campbell led the federal assessment of the damages caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. During today's OnPoint, Campbell, currently a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, compares the scope of that incident to the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He explains how disaster response has developed since Exxon Valdez and also discusses the potential litigation that may arise as a result of the Gulf spill.