State Oil and Gas Regulations designed to protect water resources


In step with dramatic industry growth over the past five years, states have substantially improved groundwater

protection laws and regulations governing oil and natural gas production. State regulatory strategies

differ in response to unique local circumstances and characteristics; over time, they evolve to address

public concerns about the safety and environmental impact of oil and gas development, as well as rapidly

changing technologies, new field discoveries, revised leading operational practices, internal and external

reviews, and regulatory experience.

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