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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is launching a safety initiative to bring critical information directly to offshore workers on the outer continental shelf. The BSEE!Safe program uses text messages to send links to its published Safety Alerts and Bulletins. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says its final well-control rule removes unnecessary regulatory burdens to responsible offshore development while maintaining safety and environmental protection. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says its staffing and inspections are up, while the environmental group Oceana says that oil and gas drillers have a financial incentive to ignore safety. Ahead of the release of the Trump administration's changes to Obama-era rules governing offshore oil platforms, Michael Bromwich said he is worried.