House Introduces Whistleblower Protection Bill for Offshore Oil Workers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled an oil spill response package last night.

The bill includes legislation proposed by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) that would reform the Interior Department’s drilling oversight infrastructure and put new regulations on the oil drilling. It also includes the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010, which, according to a summary of the bill, “provides whistleblower and anti-retaliation protections to workers on the Outer Continental Shelf” and “protects worker safety by improving federal agency coordination.”