Report finds shortcomings in environmental oil, gas well inspections

09/23/2013 | FuelFix.com

Bureau of Land Management inspectors are failing to identify the most unsafe oil and natural gas sites even though environmental inspections of such facilities have significantly increased since 2007, according to the Government Accountability Office. The process as a result "does not have sufficient information to ensure that wells receiving inspections are those that pose the greatest environmental risk," the report found. Other issues cover "inconsistent documentation of inspections and enforcement actions and challenges with retaining and hiring environmental staff in some offices."

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