In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks about lightning safety policies, has (non-PFAS) updates on the EPA and interviews geologist Nancy Pasillas of Talon/LPE.

“I know that drilling has a reputation of being a trial-by-fire type of mentality, but at the end of the day we want to you succeed and we want you to be safe,” Pasillas says. “No one wants to be hiring a new drilling technician every two to three months.”

This episode covers:

  • Lightning safety policies for drilling jobs.
  • How geologists and drillers can better work together.
  • How EPA policies affect the drilling industry.
  • Funds for drilling in the 2021 infrastructure bill.

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