Trump Administration Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling

Source: Inside Climate News


The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska, to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office. The Obama-era rules were made to improve safety after a Shell drilling rig ran aground in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012. 

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