Deep Water Horizon Tragedy Lives on in Regulation

The government has formalized new regulations proposed after the oil spill two years ago.


WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) — The U.S. government said it finalized safety reforms for offshore drilling enacted after the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

A rule enacted after the 2010 oil spill in the gulf calls for strengthened blowout prevention practices for oil and natural gas operations in U.S. waters.