States Exert Little Enforcement Of Gas Drilling Boom, Report Says

Yale Environment 360: 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, 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......

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