Oil Spills

Trump Administration to Reverse Offshore Oil Rules

The Department of Interior has proposed rolling back parts of 2016's Well Control Rule, which put safety standards in place for systems that prevent blowouts and enact emergency measures if offshore oil and gas drillers lose control of their rigs. The original rule was crafted by the Obama administration as a direct response to the BP oil spill.

Is Trump Making Oil Drilling Less 'Safe'?

The Trump administration wants to rollback several offshore drilling safety measures implemented in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.