More reports of accidents while drilling in the Marcellus shale bring up numerous issues dovetailing with the BP Gulf oil leak, including companies having to

  • Take full responsibility for accidents,
  • Put money in escrow to compensate for damages,
  • Drill the equivalent of relief wells to help prevent or minimize blow-outs,
  • Be fully transparent about their operations, at all times, and
  • Install cameras for recording activities at drilling sites. (Readily done on the cheap using internet protocols.)