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Safety Rules Adopted After Deepwater Horizon Are Target of Trump Rollbacks

“Angelle, 56, it is associated with an enduring alliance he forged with the offshore oil and gas industry nearly eight years ago” writes Eric Lipton for Angelle, then lieutenant governor, stood in the arena before more than 10,000 locals, offshore workers and industry executives.Angelle, agency officials note, has sold off any industry stock assets to comply with federal conflict-of-interest rules.He promised to pressure the Obama administration to end the moratorium on new offshore drilling, which had deeply angered communities that depended on it.Angelle sent the White House a proposal to overhaul the well-control rule, estimating that oil companies would save $986 million in the coming decade.

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