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List of drilling violations on public lands

Wednesday - 2/8/2012, 3:14pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - State-by-state listing of violations cited by Department of Interior to energy companies drilling for oil and gas on public lands, February 1998 to February. 2011.

Violations FinesTotal dollar amount of fines

_Alaska 2 0 $0

_Arkansas 2 0 $0

_California 37 3 $4,500

_Colorado 312 24 $59,250

_Louisiana 111 0 $0

_Mississippi 15 3 $15,000

_Montana 32 3 $10,500

_Nevada 5 0 $0

_New Mexico 438 23 $37,375

_North Dakota 55 0 $0

_Ohio 7 0 $0

_Oklahoma 33 1 $2,500

_South Dakota 2 0 $0

_Texas 7 1 $250

_Utah 156 11 $24,000

_West Virginia 1 0 $0

_Wyoming 810 56 $120,500

_Total 2025 125 $273,875

Source: Democratic staff of House Natural Resources Committee


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