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The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Trump administration halted an independent offshore oil drilling review, the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported on Thursday.
Under Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department has become a rubber stamp for the oil and gas industry.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the area could contain 4.3 billion to 11.8 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil. The USGS gives the higher figure only a five percent probability.
About 98 million pounds of cancer-causing chemicals and highly corrosive acids were used in thousands of Los Angeles County oil wells over the past four years, potentially exposing nearby residents to public health risks, according to a study released last week by an anti-oil drilling coalition.
It was hardly a footnote in most national stories on the issue, but Congress’ passage of the Republican tax bill will be a chapter in Alaska’s history books.
Tesla was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for a year over how it was selling its Model 3 sedan, yet the maker of electric vehicles never told investors about it, according to a report. The company may still be under a separate SEC investigation.
France’s parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a largely symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports.
Federal regulators have found fresh evidence of an “ongoing oil release” at the site of a 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, where chronic sheens often stretch for miles off Louisiana’s coast, according to government lawyers.
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