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States exert little enforcement of the gas drilling boom, report says #fracking #drilling

15 Nov 2011: States Exert Little Enforcement Of Gas Drilling Boom, Report Says Even as a push for unconventional oil and gas has triggered a boom in drilling not seen in the U.S. for decades, a published report finds that enforcement of environmental regulations associated with this drilling has been minimal . In a review of enforcement data from major drilling states — including Texas, High-Risk Energy Boom Sweeps Across North America Energy companies are rushing to develop unconventional sources of oil and gas. So far, Keith Schneider writes, the government has shown little concern for the environmental consequences. READ THE e360 REPORT Pennsylvania, and West Virginia — Greenwire has found that a small percentage of environmental infractions actually result in fines. And even when penalties are imposed, they typically represent a small portion of the overall profits of ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/states_exert_little_enforceme...

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