'But You Said We Could Do It!': Oil Companies' Liability for the Unintended Consequence of MTBE Water Contamination
- California fights to stop MTBE contamination. Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld;Feb98, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p6
Reports on the proposed legislation prohibiting the use of butyl methyl ether (MTBE), the principal oxygenate used in reformulated gasoline to prevent smog in California. Concerns about the effect of MTBE in drinking water; US Environmental Protection Agency's advice for water suppliers to...
- Challenge to MTBE. // Chemical Week;5/21/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 20, p33
Focuses on the Environmental Quality Committee of the California Senate that proposed bill that would place a moratorium on the use of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as gasoline additive. Effect on health of MTBE as gasoline additive; Money spent by California refiners to retool their facilities...
- Senate Energy Bill Will Include Ban on MTBE. Franz, Neil // Chemical Week;12/19/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 46, p12
Focuses on issues regarding the proposed energy bill which included a ban on methyl tert-butyl ether in the United States. Provisions of the bill; Oppositions faced by the proposed bill.
- Ethanol Poised to Rule RFG As Opposition Kills MTBE. Richards, Don // Chemical Market Reporter;06/26/2000, Vol. 257 Issue 26, p7
Reports on the possible banning of MTBE in the United States (U.S.). Number of proposed bills in states in the U.S. to prohibit or reduce the use of MTBE; Motivation for the withdrawal of MTBE; Why the alcohol cannot be shipped by pipeline.
- Green Groups Oppose Fuel Mandates for Ethanol. Franz, Neil // Chemical Week;6/26/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 26, p12
Relates the plan of several environmental groups to oppose a U.S. Senate energy bill that would ban the use of the gasoline oxygenate methyl tert-butyl ether starting 2004. Mandates of the bill regarding renewable additives; Information on the efforts of legislators to reach a compromise on...
- Lawmakers Push MTBE Ban. Franz, Neil // Chemical Week;2/28/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 9, p40
Reports the reintroduction of the oxygenate methyl tert-butyl ether mandate by state lawmakers in the United States in February 2001. Provisions of the legislation; Oppositions faced by the first introduction of the legislation.
- Muddying the Waters: In re Needham Deepens Federal Circuit Divisions Over SWANCC. Ivester, David // National Wetlands Newsletter;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p7
Focuses on the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals' Fifth Circuit that an oil spill into waters adjacent to navigable U.S. waters triggered federal regulatory jurisdiction. Army Corps of Engineers' regulation defining 'waters of the United States' to include non-navigable, isolated,...
- Legislative background. // Congressional Digest;Apr2000, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p111
Offers information on proposed bills in the United States which address the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in reformulated gasoline (RFG). Initial focus on the use of MTBE in California; Discovery of a significant amount of MTBE in ground water; Adoption of a flexible approach to...
- Pro & con. Boxer, Barbara; Greenbaum, Daniel S. // Congressional Digest;Apr2000, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p112
Presents arguments for the passing of legislation to phase out methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in reformulated gasoline in the United States. Senator Barbara Boxter; Blue Ribbon Panel on Oxygenates in Gasoline; California Air Resources Board.