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United States Coast Guard Issues Marine Safety Alert and Strongly Recommends Inspection of Personal Flotation Devices

Posted in Louisiana Waterways, Maritime, Offshore, Oil and Gas Operations, Outer Continental Shelf, Uncategorized
On June 18, 2018, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) issued a Marine Safety Alert regarding their discovery of over 100 unwearable Type 1 Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) during multiple inspections of different vessels. As pictured below, the PFD straps were fused to the side of the PFD.  Due to the fused strap, a user… Continue Reading

Legal Battle Over New Federal Fracking Regulations

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Last month, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the first major federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/html/2015-06658.htm) Although the new regulations will apply to operations only on federal and Native American tribal lands (which currently represent about 10% of fracking operations in the U.S.), they are being met… Continue Reading