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States are failing to enforce oil & gas rules

Thanks to federal loopholes unique to the oil and gas industry, state government is the primary regulator of oil and gas development.

So the public is entitled to know, are states doing a good job overseeing the oil & gas development industry?

Breaking All the Rules: The Crisis in Oil & Gas Regulatory Enforcement, demonstrates that states across the country are failing to enforce their own oil and gas development regulations.

The one-year, in-depth research project examined enforcement data and practices in Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, New York, New Mexico and Colorado and includes interviews with ex-industry and state agency employees. Read the press release here.

The research produced the national reports, and six state reports focusing on the pertinent state agencies:

In addition to these publications, supporting data from the research can be found in the For More Information links below.


For more information:

Colorado

New Mexico

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Texas

Tagged with: violations, transparency, states, regulations, penalties, inspections, fracking, enforcement, drilling

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