Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Offshore Safety Rules

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department's rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The lawsuit filed in a federal district court in California alleges that the … [Read more...]

Trump Gives Oil Drillers More Leeway by Easing Post-Spill Rule

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration is giving oil companies more flexibility when drilling offshore, by easing Obama-era mandates imposed in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Interior Department measure rewrites some provisions of a 2016 well-control rule, … [Read more...]

Trump Administration to Relax Offshore Safety Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The Trump administration unveiled on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns by some groups over potential risks to workers and the environment. The changes … [Read more...]

Trump Said to Ease Drilling Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration is poised to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people in 2010 and unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Interior Department will unveil its final plan Thursday to ease some of the mandates, following industry complaints … [Read more...]

An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) A disturbing and dangerous trend is growing offshore. Despite overwhelming evidence that knives are essential to the safety of life at sea, shipping companies are increasingly banning the use of knives aboard ship.   Back in the days of tall ships, captains would break off the pointy tips of knives to prevent injuries and mutiny. Today’s … [Read more...]