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BLM inspectors cover lots of ground checking wells

FARMINGTON — Strictly by the numbers, you might think it impossible for fewer than two dozen Bureau of Land Management inspectors to oversee the more than 21,000 wells on federal land in the San Juan Basin. Virgil Lucero, a BLM Farmington field office inspections supervisor, says his 21 — down from a standard staffing level of 25 — inspectors can ...

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Feds behind on oil well inspections in Dakotas

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By JAMES MacPHERSON | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal oilfield inspectors are hustling to clear a backlog of hundreds of uninspected well sites on public and tribal lands in North Dakota, amid the explosion of drilling activity. The Bureau of Land Management, which oversees drilling on federal land, said agency regulators are being brought in from other states to ...

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