Coastal News Roundup: Nine-Year Anniversary Of The BP Spill


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Saturday is the nine-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, we take a look at how offshore drilling safety has changed since then, and what the government has done to prevent disasters in the future. For this week’s coastal news roundup, WWNO’s Tegan Wendland gets the answers from Loyola law professor, Rob Verchick. Q: After the BP spill the federal government created an agency to oversee offshore drilling and safety called the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. What was that agency tasked with, and how successful has it been? BSEE, as it's called, was an invention of the Obama administration - the idea was to create an agency that was specifically for safety and environmental concerns. So the design of BSEE was a really good idea. But under the leadership of Scott Angelle, in the Trump administration, the mission has actually really changed and that's been the unfortunate part of it. You can design a good organizational

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