You can see an up-to-date map showing all the oil and gas wells in each state at NRDC.
Unfortunately, as stated in a study of state regulations by the Hastings College of the Law, “many of the state regulatory schemes date from earlier waves of resource extraction, and have not kept pace with changed technologies, nor with a deepening concern for public health and the environment.” Since a lot of these wells are in backyards or near streams or sensitive wildlife habitat, it is time to update regulations, starting with closing loopholes in our environmental laws.
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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