Oil Drilling Laws – level 2

10-05-2019 15:00

In 2010 in the USA, a BP oil rig exploded, which killed 11 people and leaked four million barrels of oil into the ocean. In response, President Obama created stronger oil drilling laws.

Last week, the Trump Administration said that it plans to roll back some of those oil drilling laws, and it wants the changes to happen in two months. It wants ‘smarter’ laws that improve America’s energy, economy, and safety.

Some people were against these changes, but the administration said that the old rules did not help safety and were too expensive.

Difficult words: oil rig (a building that people put in the ocean to drill oil), administration (the people and groups who work for a person), roll back (start over, change).

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