To foil oil spills, new rule requires better blowout preventers

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that’s designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president’s claim that it’s safe to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The rule calls for tighter requirements on blowout…

2 thoughts on “To foil oil spills, new rule requires better blowout preventers

  1. “Luthi, you rube, the two hundred pages is for window dressing. You just keep paying us and everything will be fine.”

  2. Yeah, well, ya see, someone needs to enforce those ‘rules.’ Given the 1% and Rethug assault on democracy, there’s not going to be anyone around to do it. And of course no punishment for willfully violating them.

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