Offshore Drilling Regulators Had Concerns, but Let Industry Self-Police
Regulators had concerns about safety devices on oil rigs, but allowed the industry largely to police itself, two reports show.
That’s the same way it’s done in Texas! How’s that self-policing working out?
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The MMS is kind of like the RRC. Kind of a lap-dog organization. Although their rules are much more restrictive than the RRC. And offshore wells (by and large) do not have to protect drinking water aquifers from damage. There is no drinking water offshore!