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8 years after the 2010 BP #DeepwaterDisaster that killed 11 people and dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf, the Trump administration is recklessly setting the stage for the next deadly offshore oil tragedy. #ProtectOurCoast…
"On Thursday, @SenBillNelson and fellow Democratic @SenatorCantwell of Washington filed much-need legislation that would put the blowout-preventer and well-control rule into law." @HeraldTribune

#ProtectOurCoast #DeepwaterDisaster…
The #DeepwaterDisaster tarred hundreds of miles of beaches, inflicted billions of dollars in economic damages on communities, and changed the ecosystem of the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Support @AlaskaWild's thunderclap campaign today to #ProtectOurCoast!…
Leading scientists tell NRDC science scribe Perrin Ireland what happened to BP's oil and what they know about its impact on the Gulf. #DeepwaterDisaster #ProtectOurCoast
"Born in the wake of 2010's BP #DeepwaterDisaster — which killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico — BSEE has struggled to implement safety regulations that are now under threat of being rolled back." via @npr…
"The Trump administration is ignoring advice from the bipartisan commission that investigated the BP #DeepwaterDisaster as officials move to repeal offshore drilling safety regulations adopted in its aftermath." via @EcoWatch #ProtectOurCoast…
“The only way we can honor those who lost their lives is for us to learn how to do this in the correct way.” Lillian Espinoza-Gala, former offshore worker who now serves as an industry safety consultant and opposes easing protections. via @nytimes…
Last October, a pipe owned by offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Company, LLC spilled up to 393,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, reminding many of the BP #DeepwaterDisaster eight years ago.

"Thinking about the recklessness of expanding the possibilities for disaster while simultaneously weakening defenses against it dizzies the mind." via @nytimes #protectourcoast #deepwaterdisaster…

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