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Q&A: A Young Oil & Gas Program Benefits from RBDMS

In 2010 the first commercially viable natural gas well was drilled in Idaho after a century of failed exploration. Within two years the Idaho Department of Lands was responsible for overseeing nine operating wells and they knew the number was going to grow. The Department hired staff with oil and gas experience to ensure operators…

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Q&A with Amanda Trotter

When did New York adopt RBDMS and how has it evolved through the years? The Division of Mineral Resources (which is part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) adopted RBDMS soon after the initial states developed it. We converted our existing database to RBDMS in 2002. One of our earliest accomplishments was…

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Q&A with Adam Peltz

What benefits do you see from RBDMS? At EDF [the Environmental Defense Fund] we see RBDMS as a critical tool to enable regulators to efficiently protect the environment.  You can’t know what you don’t measure, and RBDMS helps regulators keep track of what’s going on in their area. The risk-based aspect of it can help…

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