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Trump Administration 🦀 Moving to Relax Some Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place After Deepwater Horizon 🤬

April 27, 2018 by Bloomberg

The Discoverer Enterprise and the Q4000 work to plug the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico more than two months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank, killing 11 people. Photo taken June 26, 2010. Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg)

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Environmentalists argued the changes were not necessary and could jeopardize safety improvements. Oil companies didn’t lose control of any offshore wells in U.S. waters last year — down from eight such episodes in 2013, said Lois Epstein, an engineer with The Wilderness Society.

“The rule works and is vital to safer offshore operations,” Epstein said in an emailed statement. “Weakening it would not only increase the risk of environmental disaster, it could cost lives.”

Representative Raul Grijalva  , a Democrat from Arizona, cast the effort as part of “this administration’s obsession with more drilling and fewer regulations — whatever the cost” and said that was “the same attitude that produced Deepwater Horizon in the first place.”

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http://gcaptain.com/trump-administration-moving-to-relax-offshore-drilling-rules-put-in-place-after-deepwater-horizon/
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