Data analysis of drilling regulation and enforcement

Number 25776
Subject Oil
Source EnergyWire
State
Year 2012
Publication Date April 4, August 17, September 26, December 17
Summary When officials from Texas to the White House made claims about regulating the country's oil and gas boom, EnergyWire decided to check them out. The online publication used public record requests and data analysis to show that industry uses toxic chemicals more often than it lets on, that the database disclosing those chemicals is riddled with holes and officials often don't use their strongest penalties on health and environmental violators.
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