According to The Daily Caller:
President Trump has continued his crusade against Obama-era regulations. This time the target was offshore drilling.
The Trump administration said that this change helps the administrations objective of energy dominance.
The Trump administration rolled back another Obama-era regulation, rescinding a rule pertaining to the offshore drilling industry.
The Department of the Interior on Thursday announced changes to the 2016 oil and gas production safety systems rule, offshore drilling regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration.
Among the reforms: independent verification of safety equipment and procedures on offshore platforms is no longer mandated; oil companies no longer have to design their equipment to operate in the “most extreme” weather conditions; and the design of some offshore drilling equipment does not have to obtain safety certification from professional engineers.
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement outlined all the changes in a 176-page report.