Politico – The Interior Department has given offshore oil drillers nearly 1,700 exemptions to Obama-era safety rules put in place after BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, effectively gutting parts of the regulation before the Trump administration officially rolls them back.
The House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will hold a hearing titled "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the US Geological Survey (USGS)."
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