Obama Admin: No More Regulatory Shortcuts for Deepwater Drilling Projects

Wang, Marian
August 2010
Pro Publica;8/15/2010, p7
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The article offers information on the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama not to allow operations of offshore drilling projects in deep water without analyzing their impacts on the environment. It states that, earlier the government officials used to exempt oil companies from going through environmental reviews to reduce their work load. It also mentions that it was due to the exclusion of National Environmental Policy Act that BP PLC's deep water oil explosion took place in Gulf of Mexico.


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