I’m not sure what specific regs were rolled back but I can say that after the Deepwater Horizon disaster regs were quickly put in to place as a knee jerk reaction (which is how it usually happens in the Patch) - some of which were actually beneficial, some of which were ridiculous. Even the EPA got on the band wagon and created requirements that were either A) undoable B) offered absolutely no benefit or protection to the environment or C) both. It was shocking, especially where the EPA was concerned, how insipid and ridiculous some of those regs were, proving, once again, the propensity to create regulations just for the sake of “doing something” with out any kind of thought process behind them. Now, don’t get me wrong, there were some things that seriously needed to be addressed and were, but the majority of the regs/policies/etc that came on the back side of that disaster were ridiculous.
It was also a giant bummer because government entities that had, in the past, pretty much ignored the offshore drillers all of a sudden got involved in making policy for the offshore drillers, creating a slew of new requirements and etc that made no sense - so not only were we dealing with safety departments internally who were continuously trying to justify their existence, now we had government employees with literally NO experience in our industry doing the same.
So, while I understand how people just hate Trump and continuously find fault with every thing he does because he is a fairly offensive sort of a guy, I think, in this case at least, he’s moving in the right direction. Once you get past the bluster and crotch grabbing, the man moving in a pretty logical and beneficial (to the US at any rate) direction.
Let the steam rolling begin…