Offshore Drilling Regulations

BP Attempts "Static Kill" To Permanently Plug Damaged Oil Well

Just a few days shy of five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 people and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of oil in to the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has proposed safety regulations. The activist group Public Citizen called the long wait “an indictment of our regulatory process,” but U.S.… Keep reading →

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast

The Obama administration has released plans to open up the US Atlantic coast to offshore oil drilling for the first time. Drilling in the Atlantic had been banned for decades, but the ban expired in 2008. The Obama administration declined to issue leases in the Atlantic after the ban expired, and clamped down even tighter… Keep reading →

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

Industry’s commitment to enhancing the safety to offshore energy development in the four years since the Macondo incident was reflected in a half-day program on prevention and response sponsored by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) at last week’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. The COS hosted two panel discussions – one focused on developing effective safety systems,… Keep reading →

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Gives Annual State Of State Address

New York Governor Cuomo yesterday announced awards totaling $4.3 million to 17 businesses that are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation while increasing energy efficiency. “Transportation is responsible for three-fourths of the State’s fossil fuel use and 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1996, NYSERDA has provided $93 million to 246 businesses performing… Keep reading →