Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays and basins.
More specifically, this map overlays the location of concluded enforcement actions and inspections and evaluations between fiscal years 2011 and 2014 over the boundaries of major shale plays and basins. Individual data points include the year of the action, the site, its program ID, latitude and longitude, and a link to the online detailed facility report. For concluded enforcement actions, data on enforcement is available through the detailed facility report. Continue Reading