Interior Completes Post-Deepwater Offshore Safety Regs

Law360, New York (August 16, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday issued a final rule tightening offshore drilling safety standards developed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement completed a final set of adjustments to the rule, which the agency originally imposed as a set of emergency measures and later opened for input from industry and other stakeholders.

The BP PLC-operated Deepwater Horizon rig experienced a catastrophic blowout in April 2010, killing 11 rig workers...
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