"Utah tops list of oil, gas wells not inspected by federal officials"That's because "Conservatives," who believe the Federal
Government should not involve itself in such things, often get their way in
My question is why does Utah (or any other state) need the federal government to
inspect its oil wells? An oil well is not "interstate commerce", nor is
it part of our "national defense". And so what if they haven't been
inspected? The federal government has no constitutional authority to inspect oil
wells in any state.
golong -"The federal government has no constitutional authority
to inspect oil wells in any state."So in other words, what
you're saying is that the Federal government has no business protecting
citizens from internal threats?And it is NOT the business of the
Federal Government to provide for and "promote the general welfare and
secure the blessings of Liberty to our Ourselves and our Posterity?"Well, the Founders disagree with you.
Utah should show to the refs that we're ready to manage more land by
creating our own inspection agency and having all of these wells inspected.Until then, I don't want to hear any of our politicians cry about
claiming federal lands.
Hey Go long -I think the Federal Government has a Constitutional
right and a DUTY to inspect those wells on the basis of National Defense.Toxic water supplies can kill people as effectively as bullets and
But you guys say Obama is all up in your business and slowing you down.
The reason the BLM is in charge of inspecting those particular wells is because
the wells are on federal (not State) lands.
So let's look at the numbers: 327 wells in the state of Utah, two dozen
inspectors who inspected only 33% of the wells in three years. That equates to
about 1 and 1/2 inspections per inspector per year. Yeah, I'd say they were
not focused on inspection. GaryO- Utah (conservative or otherwise)
has no influence on what BLM inspectors do with their time. Perhaps if they did,
they could get more than 1 1/2 wells per year inspected.