In brief: BP asks to resume Gulf oil drilling
NEW YORK – BP PLC is asking U.S. regulators to let it resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report that the New York Times published on its website Sunday. The move comes almost a year after a rig that the British oil company leased exploded.
According to the newspaper, BP is asking permission to continue drilling at 10 existing deep-water production and development wells in the region in July in exchange for embracing stricter safety and supervisory rules. The New York Times quoted two unnamed sources with direct knowledge of the application.
The Deepwater Horizon explosion April 20 led to the release of more than 200 million gallons of oil from BP’s well a mile beneath the sea, according to government estimates that BP disputes.
Boy, 3, dies in fall from roller coaster
NORRIDGE, Ill. – A 3-year-old boy died at an indoor family amusement park in suburban Chicago after falling out of a roller coaster, authorities said Sunday.
The boy was sitting near the front of the Python Pit roller coaster at the Go Bananas amusement park Saturday when he got underneath the ride’s safety bar, Norridge police Chief James Jobe said. The Cook County medical examiner identified the boy as Jayson Dansby, of Dolton, a Chicago suburb, and ruled his death an accident.
The cause of death was listed as multiple injuries after the boy was struck and fell from a roller coaster cart.
Jayson was on the ride with his twin brother when he fell out of the coaster while it was moving, Jobe said. Police said a state inspector was at the scene.
Authorities said they believe the boy met all the requirements for the ride.