DEP Hopes New Drilling Rules Will Help Find, Cap Abandoned Wells

September 25, 2014 Trib Total Media
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State environmental regulators hope new oil and gas drilling rules aimed at modern shale drilling will help them find and cap more of the 200,000 old and abandoned wells that dot the countryside.

The proposed regulations for drilling, which Act 13 of 2012 ordered and the state Department of Environmental Protection is writing, include rules that direct drillers to locate and monitor any legacy wells they encounter during surveys or hydraulic fracturing, or fracking…


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