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BP Gulf oil spill anniversary comes with new regulations

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:20 Written by
The Obama administration is proposing a new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling meant to prevent the kind of accident that caused the deadly explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, causing the largest oil spill in American history. The draft rule by the US Interior Department would require stronger blowout preventers, devices meant to close an offshore well in case of an accidental drilling breach. A…
5 years later, no final word on BP spill's effects
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 01:36 Written by
Share This Story 69 Share Email CommentSHELL BEACH, La. — Brad Robin says there's no doubt the BP oil spill has caused lasting damage to the Gulf Coast. The 60-year-old oysterman has watched his annual harvest fall 75 percent in the last five years. It used to cost him about $200,000 a year in materials to build the oyster
Researchers discuss aftermath of BP oil spill
Monday, 13 April 2015 22:57 Written by
Researchers from five universities led by the University of Florida waded into the aftermath of that epic disaster to find out what its long-term impacts were and what lessons could be learned from the largest accidental oil spill in history. “We were talking to people before the oil stopped spilling,” said Glenn Morris, director of UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute and lead investigator in the $6.5 million five-year study funded by the National Institute of Environmental
Dept. of Interior proposes new offshore drilling regulations
Monday, 13 April 2015 20:51 Written by
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A week before the five year anniversary of the BP oil spill , the Department of Interior is proposing new more stringent regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling. The regulations include improved safety standards for important equipment and stricter rules about maintenance, repairs and operations. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said the new proposed guidelines come as a direct result of lessons learned from the Deepwater
Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 13, 2015
Monday, 13 April 2015 16:39 Written by
5 years later, no final word on BP spill’s effects *Features Doug Meffert, NAS, David Muth, NWF, Alisha Renfro, NWF By David Hammer, WWL TV & Richard Thompson, The New Orleans Advocate. April 12, 2015 “Five years on, many scientists say that it will take more time, perhaps even decades, to fully grasp the spill's impact on the region." (Read More) BP Oil Spill After Effects (Audio) *Features Doug Meffert, NAS, Steve Cochran, EDF WWL.…
5 years after BP oil spill, Obama administration proposes new offshore drilling regulations
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:54 Written by
A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. The explosion of the Deepwater rig on April 20, 2010, dumped as many as 172 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Federal safety investigators blamed a faulty blowout preventer for the spill
White House tightens oil-drilling rules as BP spill anniversary nears
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:25 Written by
Oil could be seen in the Gulf of Mexico in this April 2010 photo as a large plume of smoke rose from fires on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Approaching the fifth anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Five years after the country’s
Obama Administration To Propose Offshore Drilling Rules Designed To Prevent Future BP Oil Spill Disasters
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:02 Written by
The Obama administration this week is expected to propose major regulations on offshore oil and gas drilling. The forthcoming rules are designed to prevent tragic explosions like the one that caused the BP oil spill -- an event that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The U.S. Interior Department could propose the regulations as early as Monday, the…
Oil industry touts new spill containments
Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:06 Written by
An oil consortium says an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today can be cleaned up far faster than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out 72km off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the US' worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the industry's best containment technology 87 days to contain the deep-water blowout. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and spill on April 20, 2010, resulted in as much as
The Wall Street Journal: New U.S. offshore oil and gas drilling rules seen imminent
Sunday, 12 April 2015 12:53 Written by
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is expected to propose in the coming days an offshore oil and natural gas drilling regulation aimed at preventing the kind of explosion that erupted five years ago on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, killing 11 people and causing the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Interior Department draft rule, which has long been expected by the industry, would impose tougher standards on that blowout preventers, which are designed to seal
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