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The Driller Newscast
Expert Brock Yordy delivers all the news you need to keep ahead in the drilling industry. Weekly updates for professionals in geotechnical, geothermal, cathodic, water well and other sectors of drilling, along with safety tips and interviews.
Drilling, while necessary for modern civilization, doesn’t exactly have a modest environmental footprint. However, the industry can make changes around the edges toward sustainability, and every bit makes a difference. This week, host Brock Yordy talks to Dean Kangleas, vice president of product services, Sandvik Rock Tools Division, about one such effort for mining customers.
Well, we’ve talked about it for months here, but the Supreme Court finally handed down a ruling in the Sackett vs. EPA case. The ruling rebuked the agency on the expanse of waters of the United States (WOTUS), curtailing the administration’s regulatory powers. Anchor Brock Yordy helps us sort out what the ruling means for drilling, groundwater and the regulations that affect our industry (and our futures).
Ever wonder what it takes to grow a drilling company? This week, host Brock Yordy sits down Matthew McAnally, owner and president of Texas-based Innov8 Drilling Services. They talk about the hustle it takes to build a contracting company, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by younger workers.
This week, host Brock Yordy talks about the latest challenges to waters of the United States (WOTUS), as well as EPA grants for remediation and restoration projects in the Great Lakes, and PFAS. He also discusses a recent scientific review looking at the prevalence of PFAS in freshwater fish species.
On this episode, anchor Brock Yordy brings on fellow The Driller writer Jake Fletcher. The pair start with a safety segment offering tips on avoiding heat stress in construction work (and everywhere else). Then, they discuss the tension between responsible groundwater use and the free market.
This week, host Brock Yordy covers a lot of territory, from California’s zero-emissions vehicle plans to geothermal’s role in New York’s energy mix. Yordy gives us his thoughts after attending (and presenting at) the NY-GEO conference in New York.
In episode 59 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy walks us through options the Department of Interior recently presented to Colorado River Compact states. In our safety segment, we talk about mental health for drilling and other construction professionals.