AP review: 4 in 10 oil, gas wells with higher pollution risk not checked; Utah, Colo. top list

  • by: HOPE YEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2014 - 11:10 PM

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks.

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