Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

May 11, 2014 by Hope Yen

Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage.

The report highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands.

The Associated Press obtained the Government Accountability Office audit ahead of its public release.

Investigators say weak control by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management resulted from policies based on outdated science and from incomplete monitoring data.

The findings come amid an energy boom in the country and the increasing use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Caliban
5 / 5 (2) May 12, 2014
Thanks, Mr Cheney.

Remember to keep out of the microwave!
Lex Talonis
5 / 5 (2) May 12, 2014
Bring out the lynch mobs...

Starting with the local inspectors, right through to the US Govt Depts who are all in the pockets of the oil industry.

And then hang all the managers of all the oil companies.

Hang them all.
BSD
5 / 5 (3) May 12, 2014
Private enterprise doesn't want government oversight. This is what happens when you let it run itself.

Private enterprise cannot be trusted.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 12, 2014
But we can trust the federal govt on Benghazi, IRS, NSA, BLM, 'climate change', ......
barakn
5 / 5 (3) May 12, 2014
Wow, just how many dead horses can soggyring2 beat at one time?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) May 12, 2014
Live by the state, die by the state.

The 'progressives' put all their faith in the state's ability to fix everything for them simply by passing laws that make it so.
The state is controlled by people and what motivation to these regulators have to do their job?
Especially in a unionized, protected bureaucracy that limits anyone's ability to fire or put the agency out of business.
When a business fails it goes out of business. People get fired for failing to do their job.
So the real test for a 'progressive' is do you want what the regulatory agency is supposed to do or do you want the power?
So far, 'progressives' only seem interested in the power, not how cost effectively that power is applied.
Veterans have died waiting for an appt at the govt run health care system.
Dozens of children have died and been murdered under the 'care' of the MA child 'services' and the governor does nothing.
PA state refused to inspect the Gosnell abortion mill horror.
Caliban
5 / 5 (2) May 12, 2014
Live by the state, die by the state.

[...]

and the governor does nothing.
PA state refused to inspect the Gosnell abortion mill horror.


Why bother, rygsuckn'?

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rwinners
not rated yet May 12, 2014
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Well... except for really BIG businesses.... like BANKS and AUTOMAKERS....