Wyo. Rules Requires Oil, Gas Drillers To Test Groundwater

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 6:23 PM EST) -- Wyoming oil and gas regulators on Tuesday approved rules that will require oil and gas operators to test area groundwater before, during and after drilling a well, which environmental groups that consulted on the rule said could serve as a model for other states to follow.

The rules approved by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission require companies to test permitted and adjudicated water sources within a half-mile radius of a proposed well — including domestic, stock, industrial, irrigation and municipal sources. Companies will have...
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