The Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas M. Blue / U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images

The Trump administration is proposing revisions that would roll back some safety measures that were installed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Why it matters: The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, estimates the change would save an estimated $900 million in the next decade and "reverse some risk-reduction measures the industry considered burdensome.” One change: eliminating the word “safe” from one section of the rule.

The proposed changes, per the Journal:

  • Get rid of a requirement that third-party inspectors of critical equipment must be certified by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
  • Striking out the word "safe" from a provision that controls the pressure drillers have to maintain while drilling a well. The BSEE said the use of the word is "redundant."
  • Offshore facility operators won't be required to certified inspectors send reports to BSEE about "mechanical integrity" of equipment.

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What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

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Exclusive: UAE wants Israel normalization finalized "as soon as possible," minister says

The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, told me in an exclusive interview that his country wants to implement its normalization deal with Israel “as soon as possible."

What he's saying: Gargash said he was confident that the U.S.-brokered deal moved Israeli annexation of the West Bank off the table for a “long time.” He also said Israeli tourists would soon be able to travel to the UAE.