News bites: Gulf rig accident could shift regulators’ focus, and more


“Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely,” the news service reports.

AP also has the latest on an oil spill in Thailand.

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Reuters revisits the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

“Two and a half years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, the operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima plant faces a daunting array of unknowns,” Reuters reports.

National Journal reports from a Capitol Hill forum on wildfires and climate change.