Offshore Drilling: Years of Lax Oversight, Small Fines for Serious Violations

President Obama has all but guaranteed that a catastrophe like BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will never happen again, but months after the start of the disaster, government regulation of offshore drilling remains a shambles, and it maybe be impossible for the president to keep his pledge anytime in the near future. New information reveals that oil drilling in the Gulf has been far more risky than previously thought for both the environment and rig workers, but the federal government's...Full Story
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