Obama Administration Plans New Offshore Drilling Rules to Prevent Oil Spills
The goal is to prevent disasters like the BP oil spill
The Obama Administration is planning to announce new safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling to help prevent a major explosion like the one that caused the BP oil spill, according to a report.
The announcement is expected to coincide with the disaster’s five-year anniversary later this month, the New York Timesreports.
The new regulations would likely tighten safety requirements on blowout preventers. The devices, seen as a last line of defense, malfunctioned and failed to stop the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010.