Interior Department Nixes Study Aimed at Improving Offshore Drilling Inspections

The Trump Administration’s campaign to stymie regulatory efforts targeting the offshore oil and gas industry continued this month, as the Interior Department halted a study aimed at improving the way the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) conducts safetyRead More

Two Months After Port Aransas Barge Explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Scrutinizes Response

Nearly two months after a deadly explosion killed two crewmembers aboard a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, officials with the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies gathered to discuss their response to the tragedy. “Whether it’s tugRead More

1 Crewmember Tragically Killed and Another Still Missing After Barge Explodes and Catches Fire Off Coast of Port Aransas, Texas

A crew member remains missing and another was tragically killed following a barge explosion and fire off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas on October 17, 2017. Oil barge B255 was under tow by the Buster Bouchard, about 3 miles off PortRead More


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