U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: WSJ
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, proposes relaxing requirements to stream real-time data on oil production operators to facilities onshore, where they are available for review by regulators, the Journal reported.
The BSEE has also proposed cutting a provision requiring that third-party inspectors of critical equipment – such as the blowout preventer that failed in the Deepwater Horizon case – be certified by the BSEE….
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“Entergy has restored power to more than 7,000 residents in Kenner and Metairie Saturday (May 14) afternoon following several power outages in the area, according to the outage map provided by Entergy. A piece of equipment failed at a substation on West Esplanade Avenue that affected approximately 7,000 customers in total…”
Note: Nuke plants melt down without constant electrical power to their control room. Their “back-up” generators are worthless after an hour.