Drilling safety in doubt

Drilling safety in doubt

About half of wells on federal, Native lands being inspected
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A drilling well pad operates within a few hundred yards of New Castle resident Joan Jaramillo’s home in New Castle, a small farming and ranching community on Colorado’s Western Slope. It’s a concern for Jaramillo, who wonders, “Is it going to ruin the water? Is it going to ruin the land? Is it going to ruin the air?”

Drilling safety in doubt

A drilling well pad operates within a few hundred yards of New Castle resident Joan Jaramillo’s home in New Castle, a small farming and ranching community on Colorado’s Western Slope. It’s a concern for Jaramillo, who wonders, “Is it going to ruin the water? Is it going to ruin the land? Is it going to ruin the air?”
By the numbers

States with gas and oil wells on federal or Indian lands that were deemed “higher priority” for drilling inspection by the Bureau of Land Management and the number that were not checked:
High Not priority

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Visit the Bureau of Land Management’s Oil and Gas Inspection and Enforcement web page at http://tinyurl.com/ob9yx6v

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