Landry Introduces Bill To Improve Safety Of Offshore Drilling Workers
On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, New Iberia Congressman Jeff Landry has introduced a bill in Congress which would require a rescue vessel to be stationed within 12 miles of offshore drilling platforms. Landry says the bill is an effort to protect lives of those who work in dangerous conditions. Landry reminded congress that it has been 25 years since former congressman Billy Tauzin introduced a similar bill. That bill failed because Arco, a BP subsidiary, objected to the regulations. Landry says his bill will address the concerns of offshore oil workers, the BP disaster and dozens of other accidents.