Modernizing Outdated Oil Rules Helps Workers
August 28, 2019
The Interior Department just revised a series of Obama-era regulations governing offshore oil and gas drilling -- and environmentalists are hopping mad.
Recently, green groups including the Sierra Club and EarthJustice filed a lawsuit against Interior's update. These groups claim the Trump administration is "softening" and "relaxing" safety standards.
That's not true. The revision simply cuts redundant federal regulations, making it easier for private offshore companies to manage risks. The department deserves applause for boosting workers' economic opportunities while improving safety....