What exactly should the rules be on injection?

One of those small stories following the adventures with an injection well near Greeley, Colorado. Basically it says that the injection company didn’t break any rules.

What exactly does this mean?  In detail, it means regulators couldn’t show that the company exceeded the permitted volume of injection fluid. It doesn’t mean that the injection well didn’t cause the earthquakes, it means there are no rules about induced earthquakes. So while you could read this as “the company did nothing wrong,” which is legally true, you could also say that “there need to be rules to cover situations like this.”

So be sure to read the fine print when you see stories like this.

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