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Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby AdamB » Wed 27 Dec 2017, 10:48:37


The BSEE proposes eliminating regulations that were put in place in response to the deadliest offshore drilling disaster in U.S. history The oil and gas industry is poised to save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade thanks to a rollback of offshore drilling safety regulations that have been proposed by the Trump administration—including the elimination of the word "safe" from one rule. Accepting an industry request, Trump administration moves to roll back safety measures implemented after Deepwater Horizon spill: https://t.co/05R152nTwc — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 26, 2017 The rules in question were put in place following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, which killed 11 people, injured 16, and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Siding with the fossil fuel industry, which has complained safety regulations are overly broad, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed scrapping


Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules
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Re: Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby Cog » Wed 27 Dec 2017, 13:08:42

Common Dreams has been providing breaking news & views for the progressive community since 1997.


LOL What a surprise.
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Re: Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Wed 27 Dec 2017, 14:08:32

pstarr wrote:Oh, and by the way . . . BP turned turkey and scampered out the Arctic because the last dregs were just not worth the effort. You can't squeeze oil from an iceburg ha ha ha

You were doing good with the graphs. I was going to congratulate you on presenting some actual information for a change.

But then you ruin it with the above stupid statement re "dregs".

The GOM production is increasing its already record production. And this is how you define "dregs". Oh that's right, you're an ETP believer and and AGW denier. Evidence means little to nothing to you. Never mind.

Oh, and you don't suppose maybe BP didn't want its name to continue to be in the news re the GOM? Gee, it would take some really advanced thinking on your part to consider that angle. :roll:

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Re: Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby asg70 » Wed 27 Dec 2017, 15:59:10

PStarr logic:

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Hence 26,676 posts and counting.
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Re: Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby dissident » Wed 27 Dec 2017, 19:14:00

Posting stupid gifs is retarded.

Trump, if he was consistent, should also impose any potential costs for clean up on the "unburdened" companies. Enough of this BS where taxpayers clean up after profiteers. You takes your chances and you pays your moneys.

The only real communism on this planet is corporate welfare.
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Re: Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

Unread postby Cog » Thu 28 Dec 2017, 06:22:28

It was a jpg not a gif.
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Let'm Burn: Trump Rolls Back BP Oil Spill Safety Rules

Unread postby vox_mundi » Fri 29 Dec 2017, 11:27:06

Trump Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Born From BP Oil Spill

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The Trump administration is rolling back offshore drilling rules put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

President Donald Trump in April ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a raft of Obama-era safety rules that sought to curb accidents and pollution by oil and gas drillers operating in U.S. waters. The agency on Thursday proposed several changes to those regulations, including scrapping a requirement that operators certify through a third party that their safety devices are functioning properly.
The changes will save companies at least $288 million over 10 years, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.


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“By reducing the regulatory burden on industry, we are encouraging increased domestic oil and gas production while maintaining a high bar for safety and environmental sustainability,” agency Director Scott A. Angelle said in a statement.

... Previously, as secretary of natural resources, Angelle oversaw Louisiana's Office of Mineral Resources, which has purview over oil and gas leasing and drilling operations in the state. His tenure included the dramatic expansion of horizontal hydrofracturing, or fracking, as a method of removing oil and natural gas from deep beneath the ground. That period included the development of more than 2,000 wells in the Haynesville Shale field in northwest Louisiana.

Angelle “led Louisiana’s push to lift the federal moratorium on Gulf Coast drilling imposed after BP PLC’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill” after Governor Bobby Jindal appointed him interim lieutenant governor. Angelle raised nearly $500,000 in donations from oil and gas companies in his three unsuccessful bids for elected office. He made “about $1.5 million” since 2012 as a board member of oil and gas pipeline company Sunoco Logistics Partners, while also sitting on the board of the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
"By tossing aside the lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Trump is putting our coasts and wildlife at risk of more deadly oil spills," ... "Reversing offshore safety rules isn’t just deregulation, it’s willful ignorance.”


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Re: Let'm Burn: Trump Rolls Back BP Oil Spill Safety Rules

Unread postby Cog » Fri 29 Dec 2017, 11:31:02

This is a dupe of another thread and no, Trump did no such thing. Sorry your girl lost but you must move on in life.
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Re: Let'm Burn: Trump Rolls Back BP Oil Spill Safety Rules

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Fri 29 Dec 2017, 12:34:23

If the oil safety rules we have were actually consistently enforced, the whining might mean a lot more.

Or let's pretend that BP didn't break all kinds of rules and didn't have a habit of breaking lots of rules. And let's pretend like the enforcement behind the regulation is consistently adequately funded.

Whether it's books, articles, or videos about the Macondo well disaster, it's pretty clear that incompetent enforcement was a big part of the problem.

Now, who was POTUS when that happened? The regulatory industry and enforcement in this country is often about as consistent as the tax code. If we're serious about preventing problems, how about we fix THAT major problem, and then argue about which regulations should be on the books?

Or is the real agenda, as usual (by both sides), about scoring political points?
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Re: Let'm Burn: Trump Rolls Back BP Oil Spill Safety Rules

Unread postby yellowcanoe » Fri 29 Dec 2017, 12:41:53

My understanding is that the Deepwater Horizon accident cost BP over $62 billion. It is such a staggering amount of money, even by oil company standards, that I cannot imagine any oil company would be willing to assume the same level of risk that BP apparently incurred in it's Deepwater Horizon operation. Oil companies must by necessity improve the safety of deep drilling operations regardless of the level of government regulation. Republicans and corporations sure like to crow about "red tape and unnecessary regulations" but I expect oil companies will continue to do some of the things that will no longer be covered by safety rules simply because they don't want to have to deal with another $62 billion accident. The estimated savings from eliminating these safety rules is probably exaggerated. Of course it would be better for society to have those rules retained as it would reduce the opportunities for an oil company to compromise safety. While I trust the oil companies to improve safety after a major accident like Deepwater Horizon I certainly would not trust them 100%.
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