GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today the release of RBDMS WellFinder, a free mobile application powered by data directly from state regulatory programs, which allows users to locate and select oil and natural gas wells from an interactive map to display valuable data and information.

RBDMS WellFinder utilizes well data directly from state regulatory programs. This data, submitted to the states by oil and natural gas well operators for regulatory compliance, has not been manipulated by the GWPC and has been vetted by regulatory program staff.  

Idaho welcomed as full member of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Idaho was welcomed as a full member state of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) during the 2017 IOGCC Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City this week. 

Underground Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations

A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released this report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Multi-State Work Group Releases Report on Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations

Oklahoma City, OK, May 08, 2017 -  A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released today a report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Earthquake dashboard streamlines Oklahoma regulatory response

(The Oklahoman) Earthquake rates may have declined in Oklahoma in recent months, but that doesn't mean regulators are resting on their laurels.

Instead, they are continuing to refine technology and data collection practices from researchers and oil and gas companies. Among those efforts is the evolution of a visual "dashboard" developed by the Groundwater Protection Council with the help of other organizations.

NGWA Presents National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 5-11, 2017, is National Groundwater Awareness Week! Presented by the National Groundwater Association, the designated week aims to educate well owners, the general public, teachers and students about the importance of groundwater and how it impacts our ecosystem.

If you would like to support NGWA in this important public education initiative, the organization has provided numerous resources. Visit the NGWA Web site for sample news releases, radio spots, and educational tools and information.

SOGRE Peer Review: Idaho

The State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange (SOGRE), an innovative regulatory improvement program created under the States First Initiative by two state-based organizations, finds Idaho’s oil and gas regulatory structure to be mostly in line with the regulatory practices of other oil and gas producing states, and provides guidance for Idaho as its regulation of oil and gas exploration, drilling and production continues to evolve.

State Regulators Release Assessment of Idaho's Oil and Gas Regulatory Program

Boise, Idaho – The State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange (SOGRE), an innovative regulatory improvement program created under the States First Initiative by two state-based organizations, finds Idaho’s oil and gas regulatory structure to be mostly in line with the regulatory practices of other oil and gas producing states, and provides guidance for Idaho as its regulation of oil and gas exploration, drilling and production continues to evolve.

GWPC Reviews Ohio Class II Underground Injection Control Program

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting groundwater resources throughout the nation, recently released its review of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management (DOGRM) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.

EPA Launches Groundwater Video Challenge

Calling all budding filmmakers and citizen scientists! National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 5 -11, 2017.  The purpose of the week is to educate and increase awareness about the importance of groundwater resources.

This year, EPA will be launching its first ever groundwater awareness video challenge to support National Groundwater Awareness Week. This challenge encourages individuals to create and submit original videos about understanding, protecting, and/or conserving groundwater.

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