Historical analysis of oil and gas well plugging in New York: is the regulatory system working?

  • Ronald E Bishop
  • Published 2013 in
    New solutions : a journal of environmental and…


The aim of this work was to evaluate New York State's regulatory program for plugging inactive oil and gas wells. Analysis of reports from the Division of Mineral Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, reveals that three-fourths of the state's abandoned oil and gas wells were never plugged. Inadequate enforcement efforts have resulted in… (More)
DOI: 10.2190/NS.23.1.g


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