Thursday, December 28, 2017

Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

The oil and gas industry is poised to save $900 million 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. 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 or changing some major requirements. The rules to be changed include one that orders companies to take steps to prevent oil-well blowouts, part of what caused British Petroleum's (BP) Deepwater Horizon disaster

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Comments

What could go wrong?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-27 10:33 AM

They barely paid for the last one, why wouldn't they push for those conditions to exist again?

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-27 02:11 PM

More boring Deepwater Horizon movies.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-12-28 03:42 AM

This can't be good for the mean value of the lower 99% American human. I guess we need to be more like China in order to beat them?

#4 | Posted by hamburglar at 2017-12-28 01:10 PM

Safety smafety. You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet you know!

This is capitalism. Everyone knows that profit always comes before people (except in the dictionary).

Besides, industry requested it and they know what they are doing...oil-well blowouts are just part of the deal and anyway oil spills are "natural" don't you know?

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 01:13 PM

We'll fix it using tax payer dollars. Wait, he already gave those away a few times over.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-28 01:22 PM

what could possibly go wrong with this?
oh and I'm sure we will be able to see a reduction at the pump instead of increased profits for the oil companies (sarcasm).

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-28 01:24 PM

You can bet that there won't be any rich people killed on the oil rigs. So why would Rs care? And those workers now at risk will vote for the Rs that are letting them be killed. Sigh.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-12-28 01:34 PM

Regulations are for sissies and snowflakes.

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-12-28 01:34 PM

Regulations are for sissies and snowflakes.

#10 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-12-28 01:45 PM

Double posts are for Champions!

#11 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-12-28 01:46 PM

More boring Deepwater Horizon movies.

#3 | Posted by fresno500

Obama is not really busy.

He could just fly down there and plug it up again.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 01:54 PM

Drilling Safety is for -------. We don't need no goddamn drilling safety. We're Americans!

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-28 02:19 PM

What could go wrong?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-27 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

A few dozen roasted derrick workers. Small price to pay for profits.

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-28 04:16 PM

The tar on the beaches in the gulf is getting old. We need some fresh oil in the water

#15 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-12-28 04:16 PM

The tar on the beaches in the gulf is getting old.

That's no joke. I drove my GF to her parents' house in McAllen, TX during a semester break back in May of 1992. We made a day trip to Port Isabel and South Padre Island beach. The beaches were pristine white and the water was cerulean blue. But I dug down about 8 inches and it was nothing but tar.

I figured it was the remnants of the Ixtoc 1 Oil Spill in the Bay of Campeche back in June of 1979. At the time it was the second largest oil spill in history after the Lakeview Gusher in Kern County, CA back in 1910. But today Ixtoc 1 is rated at #6, after the Kuwaiti oil fires, the Gulf War I oil spills, and Deepwater Horizon, of course.

Ixtoc 1 Oil Spill Map

List of Largest Oil Spills to Date

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-28 04:57 PM

"But I dug down about 8 inches and it was nothing but tar."

Hey wassa matter for you? Nature is dirty.

You no like nature?

Oil tar is natural. Natural oil seepage!

Never heard of the La Brea Tar pits?

100% Natural!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 05:08 PM


So regulations that were passed in response to safety violations that resulted in 11 dead people and the resulting largest oil spill in US history results in untold damage to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico ( usatoday30.usatoday.com ), Pres Trump is just going to say, ~Never mind.~

Doesn't the populist Pres Trump have the slightest bit of concern for the people who make their livelihood from the shores of the Gulf?

Or is Pres trump more concerned about saving the oil companies 200 million dollars since they will no longer need to follow any safety regulations?

$200 mmillion vs. 11 human lives.

I wonder what the anti-abortion people who put Pres Trump in office think about that.


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-28 08:09 PM

Double posts are for Champions!

#11 | POSTED BY MONTECORE

Dodgers fans get single posts, Monte.

*How 'bout that Game 7!*

#19 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-28 09:19 PM

Double posts are for Champions!

#11 | POSTED BY MONTECORE

Dodgers fans get single posts, Monte.

*How 'bout that Game 7!*

#20 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-28 09:19 PM

Double posts are for Champions!

#11 | POSTED BY MONTECORE

Dodgers fans get single posts, Monte.

*How 'bout that Game 7!*

#21 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-28 09:19 PM

Giants fans get triple posts. You know why.

www.youtube.com

#22 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-28 09:21 PM

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