Dear Mayor Bloomberg
You have no idea what you’re talking about and it would be behoove you to keep your mouth shut. The rules in TX are a JOKE. For instance, the RRC only requires .75 inch of casing on the well and subsequent strings only require .50 inch. The API itself recommends AT LEAST a 1 inch casing and most experts believe even that won’t be enough to stop fractures in the casing that will lead to groundwater pollution in any nearby subsurface water formation.
Seriously, man, just shut the fuck up.
The Right Way to Develop Shale Gas – NYTimes.com.