Environmental Groups Petition Biden to Clean Up Old Oil Rigs

Environmental Groups Petition Biden to Clean Up Old Oil Rigs

Environmental Groups Petition Biden to Clean Up Old Oil Rigs

Environmental advocacy groups are set to petition the Biden administration to create a new set of guidelines to ensure that offshore drilling infrastructure is properly managed and secured after the site has outlived its intended purpose, The Hill reported. 

The move comes on the heels of a January report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, which found that more than 2,700 idle oil wells and 500 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have not been properly decommissioned. 

The report begins by stating that the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) “does not effectively ensure that industry operators meet decommissioning deadlines for offshore wells and platforms at the end of their useful lives.”

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