BLM Well Inspection Process Ignores Enviro Risks, GAO Says

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management has failed to keep adequate data on inspections performed on federal oil and gas wells, and therefore may have ignored environmental risks, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

BLM's central oil and gas database does not include data on the environmental inspection history of many wells, the GAO said — meaning the agency's environmental inspection prioritization process may not be identifying oil and gas wells that pose the greatest threat to the environment. When deciding...
To view the full article, register now.