Report Sees Lax Inspections of N.Y. Gas Wells

New York Times: A major concern about the advent of a new type of natural gas drilling in New York is whether the state`s environmental regulators could keep up with a potential boom once this drilling process, known as fracking, is allowed. EarthworksA study found that annual inspections of active wells declined by around 1,000 between 2001 and 2010 even as the number of wells rose. Judging from the state`s experience to date in policing conventional drilling, environmental groups say, New York is far from......

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