Report: Trump and Offshore Drilling & South Carolina efforts to stop it

This The Guardian article discusses how the Trump policy of less safety and more offshore drilling is ‘a recipe for disaster’. Nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Trump administration is exacerbating the industry’s ‘systemic failures’, report warns.

Offshore oil and gas drilling in the US is plagued by “systemic failures” in oversight that are being worsened by Trump administration attempts to expand drilling and roll back safety requirements, a new report has warned.

The analysis of public documents by the conservation group Oceana found that while some minor improvements have been made since the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, a system of lax oversight, paltry fines and overstretched inspectors risks further major oil spills.

This situation is further deteriorating due to the Trump administration opening up almost all US waters to offshore drilling, as well as repealing Obama-era safety rules put in place after the Deepwater Horizon spill, according to the report, released on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the disaster.

This article discusses South Carolina attempts to bar offshore drilling with budget proposal.

This article discusses how the South Carolina Senate voted against oil drilling as fight against Trump plan heats up.

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