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Could BLM be looking for geoprofessional services?

from Fuel Fix

Environmental inspections of oil and gas facilities on public lands have soared since 2007, but federal investigators have found that the government is doing a poor job of targeting the riskiest sites. In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) — Congress' investigative arm — faulted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for not including information about the environmental-inspection history of many wells in its central database for tracking oil and gas facilities on public lands. As a result, the inspection-prioritization process "does not have sufficient information to ensure that wells receiving inspections are those that pose the greatest environmental risk," the GAO said. Other problems include "inconsistent documentation of inspections and enforcement actions and challenges with retaining and hiring environmental staff in some offices." more

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