A group of Democratic senators said eroding federal rules on offshore oil and gas safety means the government is ignoring lessons from Deepwater Horizon. The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement outlined proposed rules on offshore drilling safety mechanisms like blowout preventers. After the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010, which left 11 rig workers dead, the Interior Department issued rules on safety measures like the blowout preventer and well-casing pressures. Under U.S. President Donald Trump, the department said it found some of those provisions were “potentially unduly burdensome” and did little to actually improve safety or protect the environment. A handful of Senate Democrats, alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary […]