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LAW OF OIL POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

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INTRODUCTION


The Law of Oil Pollution and Environmental Restoration: A Comparative Review provides a clear, authoritative and comprehensive account of the laws and principles relating to environmental restoration and the problems of oil pollution arising from both onshore and offshore exploration and production installations. 

In addition to the author’s detailed analysis of the concept of restoration and its philosophical and theoretical perspectives, Fagbohun covers topics including the oil industry and its impact on the environment, interface between restoration and compensation, common law and environmental restoration, statutory framework for restoration in Nigeria, the role of the judiciary and other institutional frameworks, international environmental law and oil pollution, and the framework for restoration in sixteen (16) selected jurisdictions. This book undoubtedly takes its readers beyond their national boundaries. It is recommended for legal practitioners, the courts, academics, other professionals, non-governmental organizations, researchers and students. It is a reference book which gives an up-to-date position on laws, procedures and developments nationally and internationally.

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