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English, Finance, 1 season, 167 episodes, 3 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes
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  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.   Sign up today to get weekly updates delivered to your inbox!  | 
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Heat Exposure and Geothermal: Strategies for ‘Fun in the sun’

In Episode 110 of The Driller Newscast, join host Brock Yordy as he explores critical safety strategies for construction workers facing extreme summer heat. This episode features an engaging discussion with Kevin Austin, a seasoned geothermal drilling expert, focusing on meticulous planning and the significance of continuous communication to uphold safety standards in challenging conditions. Learn about innovative measures and practical advice to enhance worker safety during peak heat periods.
5/17/202431 minutes, 58 seconds
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Prioritizing Safety and Communication in Geothermal Projects

Join Brock Yordy in Episode 109 of The Driller Newscast as he engages with Kevin Austin, a seasoned expert in the geothermal sector, in a revealing discussion about the critical elements that define successful geothermal projects. In this insightful interview, Kevin emphasizes the importance of meticulous planning, continuous communication, and uncompromised safety standards. Discover how these foundational practices can prevent tragic accidents and foster success in the demanding field of geothermal energy, drawing from lessons learned in recent industry developments. Dive into this essential conversation to understand why safety isn't just a guideline but the cornerstone of every successful project in the geothermal landscape. 
5/10/202427 minutes, 45 seconds
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Water Management and Fall Prevention

Discover the importance of advancing clean water access and fall safety in the workplace. [body] Episode 108 picks up the conversation with Stuart Smith and discusses crucial advancements in clean water access. Host Brock Yordy also highlights the importance of safety by observing National Fall Prevention Stand Down Week. Join us as we explore initiatives to enhance water conservation efforts and reduce fall-related injuries in the drilling industry.
5/3/202423 minutes, 38 seconds
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Insights on Water Safety & Global Sustainability

Episode 107 of The Driller Newscast delves into vital water safety and sustainability topics, featuring discussions on OSHA's Fall Awareness initiative, the upcoming PFAS Webinar, and the Bureau of Reclamation’s $95 million release for water and ecosystem restoration. This episode also covers the UN & UNESCO’s recent statement on the 2024 global water report and a special segment with Hydrogeologist Stuart Smith on sharing Western knowledge to combat the water crisis in Africa.This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
4/26/202436 minutes, 58 seconds
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Earth Day Focus: Geothermal Growth and Worker Safety

Episode 106 delves into the importance of Earth Day and the roles drillers play in sustainable energy initiatives. This episode features a special segment on worker safety in observance of Workers Memorial Day and discusses the significant environmental impacts on the Colorado River. Plus, don't miss our in-depth feature with Rachel Carpitella from Sustainable Westchester on developing the workforce for New York's geothermal sector and beyond.
4/21/202436 minutes, 20 seconds
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No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn: NY-GEO is one ‘Beast’ of a Conference

In Episode 105, The Driller dives deep into the pivotal insights and collaborative spirit showcased at the 2024 NY-GEO Conference in Albany, New York, as well as the upcoming Brooklyn NY-GEO conference you won’t want to miss. Host Brock Yordy and Dave Bowers from the Geothermal Well Driller Apprenticeship of Local 150 of the IUOE dissect the criticality of geothermal conferences, the surge in workforce development, and the innovative strategies for family drilling companies to tackle large projects. The episode also features Editor in Chief Sammy Hager's debut event impressions, spotlighting the Women in Geothermal (WING) initiative and projecting an exhilarating future for geothermal drilling.
4/12/202423 minutes, 45 seconds
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New OSHA Rules, Water Grants, and a Solar Spectacle

Episode 104 brings a blend of innovation and environmental stewardship to the fore. Host Brock Yordy discusses OSHA's finalized rule enhancing workers' rights during inspections, a significant $30M grant for Colorado River Basin conservation, and the mesmerizing solar eclipse captivating the nation. Additionally, we spotlight the NY-GEO Conference, emphasizing the drilling industry's pivotal role in geothermal advancements.
4/5/202428 minutes, 18 seconds
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Future-Proofing with Gen Z: No ‘April Fooling Around’

It is April Fool's Day, and episode 103 ‘pities the fools’ that aren’t addressing climate change, PFAS, water quality, and environmental conservation. This week in the news, we cover the EPA’s partnership to advance environmental protection worldwide and breaking news from our Washington correspondent, JJ Smith, on the 650 billion dollars required for the US water infrastructure support.  This week's feature is an interview with Daniel Yates, owner and visionary behind “Blue Collar Brands.”  Dan and Brock talk about the importance of shining a spotlight on the construction industry and the great individuals who make it happen every day.  This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
3/29/202437 minutes, 2 seconds
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Driving Safety, Climate Action, and Social Media for Small Drilling Businesses

In Episode 102 of 'The Driller Newscast' with your host, Brock Yordy, we commence with a timely focus on driver safety, aligning with April's Distracted Driver Safety Month. In featured news, Brock delves into the significant commitment by 45 states towards climate action plans, exploring the profound ways climate change has altered the essence of spring. The episode's highlight features an in-depth conversation with our Editor-in-Chief focusing on strategic ways to amplify your business and industry presence through social media and digital platforms. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
3/22/202432 minutes, 16 seconds
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Budgets, Boxing, and Mental Health Awareness in Drilling

In Episode 101, Brock Yordy discusses the importance of mental health safety in construction. In news, Yordy discusses the proposed EPA budget for 2024 and its impact on groundwater with insights from Washington Correspondent JJ Smith. The Newscast Feature is an interview with Team Borehole Solutions on drilling across the pond in the United Kingdom. John and Ervin talk about how they got into the drilling industry, handling disgruntled employees, drilling in tight locations, and the value of sonic drilling.This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
3/15/202436 minutes, 57 seconds
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Keepin’ it 100: New Faces at The Driller, Big Ideas, and a Legacy to Boot!

In episode 100, Brock introduces two new members of The Driller Team. Up first is JJ Smith, The Driller's first Washington correspondent. Brock and JJ discuss the importance of the drilling industry being current on changing policies and court decisions in Washington, DC. Episode 100 features The Driller's new editor-in-chief, Sammy Hager. We learn about our editor's rich history in news and storytelling and what Sammy has in store for the future of The Driller's content.
3/8/202429 minutes, 35 seconds
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Drillers Sharing Knowledge While Developing Together

In this week's episode, Brock Yordy covers the expansion of EPA's water technical assistance program to help more communities access historic federal infrastructure funding.  Episode 99's feature is on the success, collaboration, and camaraderie found at our state groundwater association conferences.  The feature closes with an interview with David Baker of Apex Drilling.
3/1/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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Red Tape & Caution Tape: Unintended Consequences of Regulations on Drilling

In Episode 98, the Newscast covers common sense reform of Clean Water Act Permitting and OSHA investigations of 2023 construction fatalities. Brock starts with the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman outlining Clean Water Act reform to create a fair, transparent process. This week's feature outlines four 2023 OSHA construction fatalities investigations and their relation to daily operations in the drilling industry. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
2/23/202432 minutes, 4 seconds
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Decarb Collaboration Turned to Sustainable Action!

In Episode 97, the Newscast covers creating collaboration amongst real estate owners, utilities, engineers, drillers, technology and financiers. to reach decarbonization goals.This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
2/15/202435 minutes, 2 seconds
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Unprecedented water ruling and recruiting by the EPA

In episode 96 of The Driller Newscast, anchor, Brock Yordy, celebrates the EPAs next generation workforce initiative. Next the newscast highlights the DoE, HUD, and EPA as they seek data from utilities on energy and water consumption to eliminate barriers for making multifamily homes more energy efficient. Episode 96’s feature is on the lifecycle of water and environmental policy – from incident to decision making, featuring the Nevada’s Supreme Court ruling that connects surface water and groundwater basins.
2/10/202429 minutes, 52 seconds
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Climate Change Impacts Groundwater, Geothermal, & Groundhogs

In episode 95 of The Driller Newscast, anchor, Brock Yordy, covers February safety topics of Burn Awareness Week and OSHA’s invitation to attend February 21-22 construction safety and heath meetings. Next in the news we cover EPA enforcement of water pollution in Idaho and the latest 2024 climate change data impacts to weather and water.  Episode 95 feature is on driller’s capacity to help reverse climate impacts through drilling.  
2/2/202432 minutes, 55 seconds
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Winter Weather Safety & What to Know About Drilling for GSHP

In this week’s news, Brock Yordy talks about the importance of cold weather safety. Episode 94 features an open discussion between drill trainers Brock Yordy & Dave Bowers on what it takes to be successful in drilling boreholes for ground source heat pumps.
1/26/202430 minutes, 17 seconds
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Newscast Episode 93: Saying Goodbye to Industry Icons

In this week's news, Brock Yordy outlines the latest funding for orphan wells in Texas. Next he targets PFAS exposure with a proposed bipartisan law to compensate US troops exposed to PFAS. Brock wraps up the newscast by honoring Jerry Sherman, drilling rig icon, and Frank Canon, legendary Godfather of HDD Drilling Fluids.
1/19/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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PAC Polymers and Well Construction: In Depth with Edd Schofield

In this episode, host Brock Yordy rolls out a sequel to the interview with well guru Edd Schofield, regional sales manager for Johnson Screens, recorded for Driller Newscast 83, Scary Wells from Hell (and What You Can Do). In this segment, they get deep on PAC polymers and well construction. Come for the expert knowledge on groundwater wells, stay for the deep perspective on the industry.
1/12/202435 minutes
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Recycled Water and Green Jobs in the Drilling Industry

Welcome to 2024, everybody. We’re back from our holiday break, reinvigorated and ready to deliver the news and views you rely on to navigate this industry. Glad you could join us for this episode, where host Brock Yordy talks about recent water recycling initiatives as well as incentives to build the workforce in green-energy areas like geothermal.
1/5/202426 minutes
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2023 Year-End Review: Geothermal, Water, & Recruiting Professionals

Host Brock Yordy in this episode wraps up a busy year in groundwater and drilling industry news. From state geothermal efforts to Waters of the U.S., he pulls out the news nuggets you need to head into 2024. But first, he brings us an interview with Scott Moser, president of TDH Manufacturing, from the show floor at the 2023 Groundwater Week event in Las Vegas. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
12/15/202330 minutes
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NGWA Passing the Torch from Jason House to David Traut

For today’s special episode of The Driller Newscast, host Brock Yordy sits down with outgoing NGWA President Jason House and incoming President David Traut. They spoke at the National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Week 2023 event in Las Vegas.This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
12/8/202325 minutes
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Viva Las Vegas: NGWA and IGSHPA Together Again

If you’re coming to 2023 Groundwater Week, great. If not, get here if you can. In this show preview, we talk about what to look for at the show, hear from Mac Nehring of Civista Leasing & Finance about growing fleets, then wrap up with Aaron Mauer of Matrix Drilling Products.
12/1/202334 minutes
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Representing the Water Well Industry with Credibility

For this week’s episode, we shine a light on the Water Systems Council’s annual State of the U.S. Water Well Industry survey. This year’s survey just opened, and water well and drilling professionals are invited to take it before Dec. 20.
11/22/202322 minutes
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Happy Thanksgiving from Mr. Mouse and Dave Schulenberg

We welcome back this week Dave Schulenberg, the director of partner states for the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). But … today’s episode shines the spotlight on Schulenberg’s other work as a children’s book author. He wrote “The Adventure of Mr. Mouse” in 2021, and has returned with a prequel sure to warm the burly hearts of groundwater professionals everywhere. Host Brock Yordy talks to him about “Mr. Mouse Gets a Well” and delivering the message of groundwater to young people.This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
11/16/202325 minutes
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Mr. Beast Did 100 Water Wells in Africa? Next Time, Call Us

Have you led an effort to install 100 wells across Africa from Kenya to Cameroon? Neither have we. But Youtube powerhouse Mr. Beast has[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwKJfNYwvm8]. Anchor Brock Yordy celebrates the accomplishment and challenges Mr. Beast to come on the show to talk about it (and properly fitting PPE). This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
11/10/202331 minutes
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The Sales Pitch to Recruit Vets to Drilling

Rob Meyer, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and driller, returns to The Driller Newscast for a conversation about hiring. What can the industry do to find and pull in veterans? What do they want from the industry? To Meyer, drilling suffers when vets — or anyone, really — can find competing wages and arguably better working conditions at an Amazon distribution center. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
11/3/202334 minutes
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Scary Wells from Hell (and What You Can Do)

Edd Schofield of Johnson Screens talks avoiding drilling nightmares, plus leadership columnist Jake Fletcher. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
10/27/202340 minutes
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Reducing ‘Peak Load’ with Geothermal

For this episode, we sit down for an interview with Kortney Lull of Midwest Geothermal, the outgoing board chair for the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. Lull and host Brock Yordy cover a lot of ground, from IGSHPA’s re-invention to the how geothermal competes with and complements other strategies for cutting “peak load” on our energy grid.
10/20/202331 minutes
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Developing a Core of Safety with NDA’s Sam Connelly

On this episode, host Brock Yordy has a wide-ranging interview with Sam Connelly, president of the National Drilling Association. Connelly, who runs the drilling company Connelly & Associates Inc. in Fredericksburg, Maryland, touches on everything from the NDA’s 50-plus year history to the current skilled labor crunch.
10/13/202332 minutes
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Raising Industry Awareness for the Next Generation

This packed episode features an interview with Christina R. Ekhoff, executive director of the Virginia Water Well Association, who talks about the group’s training efforts and upcoming 75th anniversary, and ideas for appealing to a younger generation of workers.
10/6/202335 minutes
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Groundwater, Beer and Sustainability

Host Brock Yordy has a full slate this week. First, we have a reminder on hearing safety. Then we go to this year’s National Drilling Association convention, and talk to Jeff Garby of Alucast. Last up, in this week’s feature segment, the host talks about the intersection of groundwater and beer.
9/29/202331 minutes
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Drilling in Greenland Part 2, plus Construction Leadership

This week starts with an interview with Brian Brogan, an author on construction leadership, at the 2023 National Drilling Association conference. Then, host Brock Yordy and editor Jeremy Verdusco conclude their interview with Tanner Kuhl, a mechanical engineer and driller with the U.S. Ice Drilling Program.
9/22/202335 minutes
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Ice Drilling in Greenland with Tanner Kuhl

This week, we start out with a safety segment on recognizing mental health risks among our work peers. Then, host Brock Yordy and editor Jeremy Verdusco welcome mechanical engineer and driller Tanner Kuhl to hear about his recent scientific expedition to Greenland’s ice sheet.
9/18/202331 minutes, 18 seconds
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Representing Our Industry, Ourselves in Drilling

Host Brock Yordy dives into some heady topics in episode 76 of The Driller Newscast. How do perceptions of the industry affect the industry? Can the highest levels of professionalism really attract more professionals to drilling and groundwater?
9/8/202331 minutes
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Integrity and Safety in Drilling, Groundwater Fields

Testing, monitoring and reporting costs money. Is it all worth it? Are health and safety policies too much? This week, host Brock Yordy sorts through regulatory costs for everything from workplace safety to groundwater safety, and what those costs mean for drilling and groundwater professionals.
9/1/202330 minutes
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Geothermal, Net Zero and the Climate Change ‘Threshold’

We get back to geothermal and net zero this week. How can drilling and drillers be part of the solution for ambitious electrification goals in the United States? Host Brock Yordy talks about the win-win of geothermal drilling. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/25/202327 minutes
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Filling Important Jobs in Water, Wastewater

We hear it all the time. Young people don’t want to work. They just look at their phones all day. They don’t want to get dirty. But is that the full story? This week, host Brock Yordy talks with Michael Boven, director of operations and maintenance at Bioenergy Devco, a Maryland based company that turns food waste into fuel.
8/18/202331 minutes
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To Solve Industry Issues, Engage with Fellow Drillers

This week opens with good news on the groundwater and property rights front. Anchor Brock Yordy talks to Tucker Green, executive director of the Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals. Green talks about a new law — spearheaded by their group and drillers like you — that specifically legalizes groundwater wells in areas that could otherwise connect to municipal water. How can you help educate legislators about issues like this in your state? Listen to find out.
8/11/202325 minutes
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Water Law Battles with the WSC’s Jesse Richardson

This week, roving reporter Brock Yordy takes us to the 2023 South Atlantic Jubilee in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. First, we get a look at some of the equipment on the show floor. Then we catch up with Water Systems Council legal advisor Jesse Richardson, who fills us in on the latest water and groundwater cases and rulings — and there have been many.
8/4/202322 minutes
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Jason House of NGWA on Business Climate, PFAS

In episode 70, we check in with National Ground Water Association President Jason House. Host Brock Yordy and House cover a lot of territory in this interview, so you don’t want to miss it. In part, they cover NGWA’s role in raising awareness of jobs in groundwater fields. How does drilling capture its portion of people choosing to build and explore, rather than work in an office? 
7/28/202326 minutes
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Responsible Mining and Land Use: A Geologist’s Perspective

This week, host Brock Yordy explores ideas about how mines can be good neighbors with Mike Wilczynski of Pangea Environmental LLC. The Certified Professional Geologist, who has decades of experience in the field, helps us weigh the need for aggregate mining with complex zoning, safety and citizen-rights issues.
7/21/202338 minutes
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A Navajo Water Ruling, plus We Preview Jubilee

Did you miss us? It sure felt good to have a break, but we’re back with our weekly The Driller Newscast — and just in time. This week, we give folks a preview of the 2023 South Atlantic Jubilee, coming up July 29-31, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year’s show, for the first time, features a hands-on emergency response course called “Stop the Bleed,” complete with life-like dummies and scenarios.
7/14/202331 minutes, 19 seconds
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Laying the Workforce Foundation for Drilling, Groundwater

This episode focuses on developing the future workforce in drilling, groundwater and other trades. First, host Brock Yordy talks to Ben Frech and Dave Schulenberg of the National Ground Water Association about the group’s workforce efforts. Then, we talk to Kevin Mossman Sr., president of Mossman Enterprises, and his son, Kevin Mossman Jr., who is still in sixth-grade but passionate about going into the groundwater industry.
6/22/202343 minutes
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Building the Workforce in Geothermal, Other Drilling

On this week’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks about building the 21st-century workforce needed to meet demand in geothermal and other types of drilling. We, of course want to have conversations about safety, equipment and compensation. But Yordy says we also want to offer a clear career path and an even clearer, aspirational goal: They get to help contribute solutions to energy and resource scarcity.
6/16/202329 minutes
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Major PFAS Settlement plus the Trench Safety Stand Down

On this week’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks about the recent $1.18B PFAS class-action settlement with DuPont, Corteva and Chemours. The companies will set up a fund to compensate public water systems over the impact of PFAS and other “forever” chemicals. Plus, in this week’s safety segment, we challenge contractors in this year’s Trench Safety Stand Down.
6/9/202325 minutes
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SCOTUS, the Clean Water Act and the Chevron Doctrine

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).
6/5/202323 minutes
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Scaling in Cathodic Drilling, plus a Colorado River Deal

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.
5/26/202341 minutes
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WOTUS Challenges, PFAS and the Great Lakes

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.
5/19/202327 minutes
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Responsible Groundwater Use vs. the Free Market

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.
5/12/202327 minutes
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Rising to Meet Upcoming Geothermal Drilling Demand

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.
5/5/202332 minutes
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Interior Department Options for Drought in Western States

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.
4/28/202334 minutes
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It’s Time to Drill Geothermal

On episode 58 of The Driller Newscast, we start by marking Workers’ Memorial Day, which is April 28, a day set aside to honor those injured and killed on the job. Then, anchor Brock Yordy interviews Joe Parsons, senior marketing sustainability manager for Climate Control Group, which designs and manufactures a range of HVAC products and systems, including for geothermal installations. Parsons, a geothermal industry veteran and former chair of GeoExchange, talks about winning drillers over to geothermal work.
4/21/202335 minutes
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Talking Groundwater, Wells and Drilling with U.S. Senators

For this week’s featured guest, we welcome back Jeff Williams of Spafford & Sons Well Drilling. The driller and former National Ground Water Association president talks to host Brock Yordy about making the case for groundwater to U.S. Senators. Both Williams and Yordy attended the NGWA’s recent Legislative Fly-In.
4/14/202338 minutes
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Talking Groundwater, Wells and Drilling with U.S. Senators

For this week’s featured guest, we welcome back Jeff Williams of Spafford & Sons Well Drilling. The driller and former National Ground Water Association president talks to host Brock Yordy about making the case for groundwater to U.S. Senators. Both Williams and Yordy attended the NGWA’s recent Legislative Fly-In.
4/14/202338 minutes
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Sustainable Mining, Responsible Drilling and Bit Recycling

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.
4/7/202335 minutes
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Sustainable Mining, Responsible Drilling and Bit Recycling

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.
4/7/202335 minutes
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Governments and Groundwater: NGWA’s Legislative Fly-In

This episode takes us to Washington, D.C., for the National Ground Water Association’s Legislative Fly-In. Host Brock Yordy talks to attendees about groundwater, groundwater policy, CDL policy and other issues critical to the industry.
3/31/202335 minutes
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Governments and Groundwater: NGWA’s Legislative Fly-In

This episode takes us to Washington, D.C., for the National Ground Water Association’s Legislative Fly-In. Host Brock Yordy talks to attendees about groundwater, groundwater policy, CDL policy and other issues critical to the industry.
3/31/202335 minutes
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Willow Drilling Project, plus Navajo Water Rights at SCOTUS

This week, in our safety segment, we talk about trench shoring, sloping and shielding, and about noxious gas exposure. Then, host Brock Yordy covers U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Arizona v. Navajo Nation from Washington, D.C. It’s Driller Newscast episode 54.
3/24/202333 minutes
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Willow Drilling Project, plus Navajo Water Rights at SCOTUS

This week, in our safety segment, we talk about trench shoring, sloping and shielding, and about noxious gas exposure. Then, host Brock Yordy covers U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Arizona v. Navajo Nation from Washington, D.C. It’s Driller Newscast episode 54.
3/24/202333 minutes
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Women in Construction, plus More from NGWA’s CEO

This week, we start out by turning the mic on our own Chelsea Yordy, The Driller’s national sales manager. We talk about getting into the industry from a woman’s perspective.
3/17/202337 minutes
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Women in Construction, plus More from NGWA’s CEO

This week, we start out by turning the mic on our own Chelsea Yordy, The Driller’s national sales manager. We talk about getting into the industry from a woman’s perspective.
3/17/202337 minutes
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NGWA’s CEO, plus Solving Problems for Driller Clients

On this episode, we start with Terry Morse, CEO of NGWA, who gives us an update on the group’s training initiatives. Then, host Brock Yordy talks to Nocona Williams of Venture Drilling Supply about the challenges (and opportunities) she sees trying to solve equipment issues for driller clients.
3/10/202335 minutes
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NGWA’s CEO, plus Solving Problems for Driller Clients

On this episode, we start with Terry Morse, CEO of NGWA, who gives us an update on the group’s training initiatives. Then, host Brock Yordy talks to Nocona Williams of Venture Drilling Supply about the challenges (and opportunities) she sees trying to solve equipment issues for driller clients.
3/10/202335 minutes
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Drilling on Instagram and Geothermal in New York

This week, host Brock Yordy starts out with Rachel Bourne, a driller from Hamilton, Ontario, who goes by BourneToDrill on Instagram. In school, she thought she might go into fashion. Tune in to find out how she got into geotechnical and environmental drilling instead.
3/3/202340 minutes
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Drilling on Instagram and Geothermal in New York

This week, host Brock Yordy starts out with Rachel Bourne, a driller from Hamilton, Ontario, who goes by BourneToDrill on Instagram. In school, she thought she might go into fashion. Tune in to find out how she got into geotechnical and environmental drilling instead.
3/3/202340 minutes
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Voices of the Drilling Industry Sharing Knowledge

This special 50th episode features a wide-ranging discussion from a range of industry veterans and fresh perspectives. Our lineup today features everyone from former National Ground Water Association President Jeff Williams to Garen Ewbank of Ewbank & Associates LLC. Stick around for The Driller columnists Jake Fletcher and Dave Bowers.
2/24/202342 minutes
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Voices of the Drilling Industry Sharing Knowledge

This special 50th episode features a wide-ranging discussion from a range of industry veterans and fresh perspectives. Our lineup today features everyone from former National Ground Water Association President Jeff Williams to Garen Ewbank of Ewbank & Associates LLC. Stick around for The Driller columnists Jake Fletcher and Dave Bowers.
2/24/202342 minutes
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Electrification, Thermal Networks and Geothermal at AHR Expo

Roving anchor Brock Yordy spent some time at the 2023 AHR Expo, Feb. 4-8 in Atlanta. While at the major HVAC event, he talked to several experts about geothermal and opportunities for drillers.
2/17/202333 minutes
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Electrification, Thermal Networks and Geothermal at AHR Expo

Roving anchor Brock Yordy spent some time at the 2023 AHR Expo, Feb. 4-8 in Atlanta. While at the major HVAC event, he talked to several experts about geothermal and opportunities for drillers.
2/17/202333 minutes
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How Much Water Do We Use in the U.S.?

Time for context, folks. An acre-foot of water is 325,851 gallons. In the United States, we use nearly 1 million of those acre-feet every day. It’s kind of a staggering amount, and this week anchor Brock Yordy walks use through where it comes from and where it goes. Then, in this week’s safety segment, we talk about carbon monoxide.
2/10/202328 minutes
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How Much Water Do We Use in the U.S.?

Time for context, folks. An acre-foot of water is 325,851 gallons. In the United States, we use nearly 1 million of those acre-feet every day. It’s kind of a staggering amount, and this week anchor Brock Yordy walks use through where it comes from and where it goes. Then, in this week’s safety segment, we talk about carbon monoxide.
2/10/202328 minutes
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Rain Capture and California’s Atmospheric River

By some estimates, California over about three weeks recently got about 98 million acre-feet of rain. So, why hasn’t that solved the Western drought? Anchor Brock Yordy walks us through the logistics of massive-scale water capture. Then, in this week’s safety segment, we talk about willful misconduct.
2/3/202326 minutes
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Rain Capture and California’s Atmospheric River

By some estimates, California over about three weeks recently got about 98 million acre-feet of rain. So, why hasn’t that solved the Western drought? Anchor Brock Yordy walks us through the logistics of massive-scale water capture. Then, in this week’s safety segment, we talk about willful misconduct.
2/3/202326 minutes
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Tribal Water Rights in Drought-Plagued Western U.S.

This episode again takes us to the Western United States. Anchor Anchor Brock Yordy lays out some of the complex issues surrounding tribal sovereignty and water access amid historic drought.
1/27/202321 minutes
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Tribal Water Rights in Drought-Plagued Western U.S.

This episode again takes us to the Western United States. Anchor Anchor Brock Yordy lays out some of the complex issues surrounding tribal sovereignty and water access amid historic drought.
1/27/202321 minutes
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Western Droughts, Water Consumption and Extreme Weather

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy wraps up a talk with water law expert Jesse Richardson we started last week. Richardson this week gives us the rundown on droughts in the parts of the U.S., and what water scarcity means for the industry and its customers. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
1/20/202329 minutes
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Western Droughts, Water Consumption and Extreme Weather

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy wraps up a talk with water law expert Jesse Richardson we started last week. Richardson this week gives us the rundown on droughts in the parts of the U.S., and what water scarcity means for the industry and its customers. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
1/20/202329 minutes
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A Deep Dive into Waters of the U.S.

In episode 44 of The Driller Newscast, water law expert Jesse Richardson returns to explain the Dec. 30 announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army of a finalized definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Richardson and anchor Brock Yordy dive deep into WOTUS and what changes to it might mean for groundwater professionals.
1/13/202330 minutes
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A Deep Dive into Waters of the U.S.

In episode 44 of The Driller Newscast, water law expert Jesse Richardson returns to explain the Dec. 30 announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army of a finalized definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Richardson and anchor Brock Yordy dive deep into WOTUS and what changes to it might mean for groundwater professionals.
1/13/202330 minutes
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Making Your Voice Heard in the Water Well Industry

In this episode we reconnect with Margaret Martens, executive director of the Water Systems Council, to talk about the group’s latest State of the Water Well Industry report. Those in the industry can make their voices heard by going to www.watersystemscouncil.org and clicking Take the Survey by Jan. 15, 2023.
1/6/202330 minutes
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Making Your Voice Heard in the Water Well Industry

In this episode we reconnect with Margaret Martens, executive director of the Water Systems Council, to talk about the group’s latest State of the Water Well Industry report. Those in the industry can make their voices heard by going to www.watersystemscouncil.org and clicking Take the Survey by Jan. 15, 2023.
1/6/202330 minutes
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Leveling Up in Drilling at Groundwater Week

Today’s episode takes us to the floor or the Groundwater Week 2022 event Dec. 6-8, 2022, in Las Vegas. Anchor Brock Yordy speaks with Art Steelman of Matrix Drilling Products about sharing industry knowledge, then talks to longtime geothermal advocate Jack DiEnna of the Geothermal National & International Initiative. It’s episode 42.
12/16/202230 minutes
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Leveling Up in Drilling at Groundwater Week

Today’s episode takes us to the floor or the Groundwater Week 2022 event Dec. 6-8, 2022, in Las Vegas. Anchor Brock Yordy speaks with Art Steelman of Matrix Drilling Products about sharing industry knowledge, then talks to longtime geothermal advocate Jack DiEnna of the Geothermal National & International Initiative. It’s episode 42.
12/16/202230 minutes
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Passing the Torch from Drilling to Science

In this episode recorded live at Groundwater Week 2022, anchor Brock Yordy talks to both the outgoing and incoming presidents of the National Ground Water Association. President Brian Snelton is preparing to hand the reins to president-elect Jason House, a hydrogeologist — only the second time a scientist has led the group. It’s episode 41.
12/9/202224 minutes
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Passing the Torch from Drilling to Science

In this episode recorded live at Groundwater Week 2022, anchor Brock Yordy talks to both the outgoing and incoming presidents of the National Ground Water Association. President Brian Snelton is preparing to hand the reins to president-elect Jason House, a hydrogeologist — only the second time a scientist has led the group. It’s episode 41.
12/9/202224 minutes
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Professional Development: Making Money in Drilling

We start Groundwater Week 2022 with an episode that should interest anyone who wants to make money as a contractor. This week, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Jeffrey Williams, MGWC, and Buddy Sebastian. The two industry vets present a class this week called “Understanding your Inputs, Protecting your Margins and Generating enough Revenue to Replace Equipment on Schedule.” They get into the nuts and bolts of planning for major equipment purchases far in advance. It’s episode 40. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
12/2/202234 minutes
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Professional Development: Making Money in Drilling

We start Groundwater Week 2022 with an episode that should interest anyone who wants to make money as a contractor. This week, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Jeffrey Williams, MGWC, and Buddy Sebastian. The two industry vets present a class this week called “Understanding your Inputs, Protecting your Margins and Generating enough Revenue to Replace Equipment on Schedule.” They get into the nuts and bolts of planning for major equipment purchases far in advance. It’s episode 40. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
12/2/202234 minutes
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Elevating Professionalism in Drilling and Groundwater

Today’s episode gets into the perception of drillers within and outside of the groundwater industry. Anchor Brock Yordy interviews Dave Schulenberg of NGWA about his upcoming talk on the subject at Groundwater Week. We also have a featured professional interview with Mike Steffen of Steffen Well Drilling. It’s episode 39. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
11/25/202238 minutes
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Elevating Professionalism in Drilling and Groundwater

Today’s episode gets into the perception of drillers within and outside of the groundwater industry. Anchor Brock Yordy interviews Dave Schulenberg of NGWA about his upcoming talk on the subject at Groundwater Week. We also have a featured professional interview with Mike Steffen of Steffen Well Drilling. It’s episode 39. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
11/25/202238 minutes
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DOE, NSF Focus on Geothermal, plus Driller Diversification

On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy has news from the EPA, DOE and NSF, plus tips for dressing for those sub-freezing jobsites. It’s episode 38.
11/18/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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DOE, NSF Focus on Geothermal, plus Driller Diversification

On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy has news from the EPA, DOE and NSF, plus tips for dressing for those sub-freezing jobsites. It’s episode 38.
11/18/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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What’s Important to Vets in Drilling, Construction?

We wrap up a conversation this week with about veterans in civilian drilling and construction. On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy finishes his conversation with Rob Meyer of Talon LPE, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Jake Fletcher, formerly of the RED HORSE. It’s episode 37.
11/11/202235 minutes
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What’s Important to Vets in Drilling, Construction?

We wrap up a conversation this week with about veterans in civilian drilling and construction. On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy finishes his conversation with Rob Meyer of Talon LPE, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Jake Fletcher, formerly of the RED HORSE. It’s episode 37.
11/11/202235 minutes
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Hiring, Working with Vets in Drilling, Construction

With Veterans’ Day this week, we turn our attention to hiring and working with veterans. On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Jake Fletcher, formerly of the RED HORSE, and Rob Myer of Talon LPE, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. How is it for veterans to transition to civilian drilling and construction work? It’s episode 36.
11/4/202234 minutes
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Hiring, Working with Vets in Drilling, Construction

With Veterans’ Day this week, we turn our attention to hiring and working with veterans. On today’s episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Jake Fletcher, formerly of the RED HORSE, and Rob Myer of Talon LPE, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. How is it for veterans to transition to civilian drilling and construction work? It’s episode 36.
11/4/202234 minutes
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Getting Past the Ick Factor of Water Recycling

Day zero events. Drought. The need for new water is so great in some places, anchor Brock Yordy argues we need to get over our aversion to “water recycling,” and the ick factor people get when you start talking about putting treated wastewater back into potable circulation. It’s episode 35.
10/31/202227 minutes, 15 seconds
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Getting Past the Ick Factor of Water Recycling

Day zero events. Drought. The need for new water is so great in some places, anchor Brock Yordy argues we need to get over our aversion to “water recycling,” and the ick factor people get when you start talking about putting treated wastewater back into potable circulation. It’s episode 35.
10/31/202227 minutes, 15 seconds
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Could SCOTUS Redefine what We Mean by ‘Groundwater’?

Oral arguments in the landmark Sackett vs. EPA case have begun, and anchor Brock Yordy brings us a recap. Is the definition of “groundwater” about to change? It’s episode 34.
10/21/202223 minutes
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Could SCOTUS Redefine what We Mean by ‘Groundwater’?

Oral arguments in the landmark Sackett vs. EPA case have begun, and anchor Brock Yordy brings us a recap. Is the definition of “groundwater” about to change? It’s episode 34.
10/21/202223 minutes
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Innovation, Sustainability in the Drilling Industry

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Huug Eijkelkamp, CEO of Royal Eijkelkamp. The more than century old Dutch company has undergone several transformations from blacksmith shop to sonic drilling innovator. They cover everything from drilling, CPT and sonic to the future of the industry. It’s Driller Newscast episode 33.
10/14/202233 minutes
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Innovation, Sustainability in the Drilling Industry

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Huug Eijkelkamp, CEO of Royal Eijkelkamp. The more than century old Dutch company has undergone several transformations from blacksmith shop to sonic drilling innovator. They cover everything from drilling, CPT and sonic to the future of the industry. It’s Driller Newscast episode 33.
10/14/202233 minutes
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Water Issues Watch: Wrapping our Interview with Jesse Richardson

In this episode, we wrap up our interview with Jesse Richardson, legal advisor to the Water Systems Council. Richardson and anchor Brock Yordy discuss WOTUS, Western drought, and the Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other water and groundwater issues important to the industrial drilling and water supply industries. It’s episode 32.
10/7/202227 minutes
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Water Issues Watch: Wrapping our Interview with Jesse Richardson

In this episode, we wrap up our interview with Jesse Richardson, legal advisor to the Water Systems Council. Richardson and anchor Brock Yordy discuss WOTUS, Western drought, and the Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other water and groundwater issues important to the industrial drilling and water supply industries. It’s episode 32.
10/7/202227 minutes
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Top 3 Water Issues Legal Update plus Hearing Conservation

This episode features and interview with Jesse Richardson, legal advisor to the Water Systems Council. Richardson gives anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy an update on the Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other water and groundwater issues important to the industrial drilling and water supply industries. It’s episode 31.
9/30/202235 minutes
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Top 3 Water Issues Legal Update plus Hearing Conservation

This episode features and interview with Jesse Richardson, legal advisor to the Water Systems Council. Richardson gives anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy an update on the Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other water and groundwater issues important to the industrial drilling and water supply industries. It’s episode 31.
9/30/202235 minutes
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Sackett vs. EPA: Groundwater, WOTUS and the Clean Water Act

In this episode, anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy fills us in on the upcoming Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and what implications it might have for drilling, groundwater and the concept of “waters of the U.S.” It’s episode 30. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/23/202227 minutes
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Sackett vs. EPA: Groundwater, WOTUS and the Clean Water Act

In this episode, anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy fills us in on the upcoming Sackett vs. EPA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and what implications it might have for drilling, groundwater and the concept of “waters of the U.S.” It’s episode 30. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/23/202227 minutes
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New York’s Ambitious Goal: 1M Heat Pumps by 2030

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Donovan Gordon, director of clean heating and Cooling for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Gordon makes a compelling case for more geothermal drillers — fast. The state has ambitious plans to install a million heat pumps by 2030. It’s Driller Newscast episode 29. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/16/202233 minutes
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New York’s Ambitious Goal: 1M Heat Pumps by 2030

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Donovan Gordon, director of clean heating and Cooling for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Gordon makes a compelling case for more geothermal drillers — fast. The state has ambitious plans to install a million heat pumps by 2030. It’s Driller Newscast episode 29. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/16/202233 minutes
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention plus Drilling Innovations

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy interviews Marcus Laibe of Laibe Corp./Versa-Drill and Greg Halliday of Eijkelkamp North America about the technology coming to bear now in the drilling industry. It’s Driller Newscast episode 28. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/9/202228 minutes
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention plus Drilling Innovations

In this episode, anchor Brock Yordy interviews Marcus Laibe of Laibe Corp./Versa-Drill and Greg Halliday of Eijkelkamp North America about the technology coming to bear now in the drilling industry. It’s Driller Newscast episode 28. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/9/202228 minutes
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Infrastructure Law Money for Drillers and Water Use Abuse

Historic droughts have had a wide-ranging effect on the U.S. West. But, as droughts persist, policy choices and harder – as do temptations to bend or avoid the rules. Anchor Brock Yordy rounds up some of these issues this week. It’s Driller Newscast episode 27. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/2/202225 minutes
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Infrastructure Law Money for Drillers and Water Use Abuse

Historic droughts have had a wide-ranging effect on the U.S. West. But, as droughts persist, policy choices and harder – as do temptations to bend or avoid the rules. Anchor Brock Yordy rounds up some of these issues this week. It’s Driller Newscast episode 27. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
9/2/202225 minutes
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Excess Water Ideas and $44M for Hot Rock Geothermal Research

We’ve all seen video of flooding in Kentucky, Missouri and other U.S. states. Why can’t we move that water to states suffering from droughts? Can we solve the Western water crisis by building pipelines or canals from water-rich areas? Anchor Brock Yordy explores these issues and talks fire safety. It’s Driller Newscast episode 26. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/26/202227 minutes
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Excess Water Ideas and $44M for Hot Rock Geothermal Research

We’ve all seen video of flooding in Kentucky, Missouri and other U.S. states. Why can’t we move that water to states suffering from droughts? Can we solve the Western water crisis by building pipelines or canals from water-rich areas? Anchor Brock Yordy explores these issues and talks fire safety. It’s Driller Newscast episode 26. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/26/202227 minutes
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Water Well Trust Loans and Prevailing Wage Projects

Solving water issues for low-income and rural citizens can prove both difficult and rewarding. That’s where the Water Well Trust comes in. The non-profit arm of the Water Systems Council works to coordinate low-cost financing for families to repair or install their home water well. On this episode, we talk to WSC Executive Director Margaret Martens. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/19/202231 minutes
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Water Well Trust Loans and Prevailing Wage Projects

Solving water issues for low-income and rural citizens can prove both difficult and rewarding. That’s where the Water Well Trust comes in. The non-profit arm of the Water Systems Council works to coordinate low-cost financing for families to repair or install their home water well. On this episode, we talk to WSC Executive Director Margaret Martens. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/19/202231 minutes
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The Colorado River Compact and Western U.S. Drought

Many of the interstate agreements governing water use are decades old. What does that mean when we get into a drought situation the signers of those agreements couldn’t imagine? This week, anchor Brock Yordy looks at the Colorado River Compact, which went into effect a century ago. Now that the West is decades into the worst dry spell in 1,200 years, what about the Compact needs to change? It’s Driller Newscast, episode 24. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/12/202221 minutes
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The Colorado River Compact and Western U.S. Drought

Many of the interstate agreements governing water use are decades old. What does that mean when we get into a drought situation the signers of those agreements couldn’t imagine? This week, anchor Brock Yordy looks at the Colorado River Compact, which went into effect a century ago. Now that the West is decades into the worst dry spell in 1,200 years, what about the Compact needs to change? It’s Driller Newscast, episode 24. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/12/202221 minutes
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Drilling Safety plus the 3 Biggest Water Issues

The Driller attended the recent 2022 South Atlantic Jubilee, and this episode touches on some of our coverage. First up, we talk safety inspections with the NGWA’s Brian Snelton. Then we take to the show floor for a look some of the equipment. We wrap up with an interview with Water Systems Council legal adviser Jesse Richardson, who walks us through his big three water issues to keep an eye on. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/5/202225 minutes
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Drilling Safety plus the 3 Biggest Water Issues

The Driller attended the recent 2022 South Atlantic Jubilee, and this episode touches on some of our coverage. First up, we talk safety inspections with the NGWA’s Brian Snelton. Then we take to the show floor for a look some of the equipment. We wrap up with an interview with Water Systems Council legal adviser Jesse Richardson, who walks us through his big three water issues to keep an eye on. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
8/5/202225 minutes
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Jeff Williams on Hiring Drillers, Sharing Drilling Knowledge

Drilling can be an insular industry, with companies reluctant to share tips, tricks and useful knowledge. So, what’s the benefit of sharing knowledge like that? This week, anchor Brock Yordy talks with former NGWA President Jeff Williams about spreading his wealth of know-how and his tips for hiring new drillers. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
7/29/202232 minutes
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Jeff Williams on Hiring Drillers, Sharing Drilling Knowledge

Drilling can be an insular industry, with companies reluctant to share tips, tricks and useful knowledge. So, what’s the benefit of sharing knowledge like that? This week, anchor Brock Yordy talks with former NGWA President Jeff Williams about spreading his wealth of know-how and his tips for hiring new drillers. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
7/29/202232 minutes
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Meeting the Rising Demand for Geothermal plus Trench Fatalities

Anchor Brock Yordy this week wraps up his talk with geothermal industry expert Garen Ewbank of Ewbank Geo Testing. Plus, in this week’s safety segment, we look at an alarming rise of trench fatalities in the United States.
7/22/202235 minutes
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Meeting the Rising Demand for Geothermal plus Trench Fatalities

Anchor Brock Yordy this week wraps up his talk with geothermal industry expert Garen Ewbank of Ewbank Geo Testing. Plus, in this week’s safety segment, we look at an alarming rise of trench fatalities in the United States.
7/22/202235 minutes
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What ‘Electrification’ Means for Drillers, Promoting Geothermal Drilling

In episode 20, anchor Brock Yordy talks to geothermal industry experts Garen Ewbank of Ewbank Geo Testing and Jay Egg of Egg Geo. In this week’s safety segment, we remind equipment operators of the risks of working alone on a jobsite.
7/14/202241 minutes, 18 seconds
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What ‘Electrification’ Means for Drillers, Promoting Geothermal Drilling

In episode 20, anchor Brock Yordy talks to geothermal industry experts Garen Ewbank of Ewbank Geo Testing and Jay Egg of Egg Geo. In this week’s safety segment, we remind equipment operators of the risks of working alone on a jobsite.
7/14/202241 minutes, 18 seconds
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NGWA Chief Brian Snelten on Education, Groundwater Community

In episode 19, anchor Brock Yordy runs down the importance of sunblock to your safety arsenal, then interviews National Ground Water Association (NGWA) President Brian Snelton about education and serving the industry.
7/8/202232 minutes
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NGWA Chief Brian Snelten on Education, Groundwater Community

In episode 19, anchor Brock Yordy runs down the importance of sunblock to your safety arsenal, then interviews National Ground Water Association (NGWA) President Brian Snelton about education and serving the industry.
7/8/202232 minutes
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The State of Water Wells, plus Near Misses on the Jobsite

In episode 18, anchor Brock Yordy helps you get your head back in the safety game after the long Fourth of July weekend, then talks to Margaret Martens about the Water Systems Council’s new 2022 State of the Water Well Industry report. The report talked to contractors, distributors and manufacturers to assess where the industry is, and where it could be going.
7/1/202232 minutes
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The State of Water Wells, plus Near Misses on the Jobsite

In episode 18, anchor Brock Yordy helps you get your head back in the safety game after the long Fourth of July weekend, then talks to Margaret Martens about the Water Systems Council’s new 2022 State of the Water Well Industry report. The report talked to contractors, distributors and manufacturers to assess where the industry is, and where it could be going.
7/1/202232 minutes
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Proposed PFAS Standards, plus Global Drought Updates

In episode 17, anchor Brock Yordy covers two of the most serious topics affecting the drilling and groundwater industry (and, really, anyone who relies on water to live): PFAS and drought. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/24/202225 minutes
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Proposed PFAS Standards, plus Global Drought Updates

In episode 17, anchor Brock Yordy covers two of the most serious topics affecting the drilling and groundwater industry (and, really, anyone who relies on water to live): PFAS and drought. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/24/202225 minutes
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What to Look for in a New Drilling, Construction Hire

In episode 16 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy discusses the qualities that can help a person succeed in the drilling industry with Dave Bowers, instructor with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 AFL-CIO, Apprentice and Skill Improvement Program. Lots of people could be drillers, but the industry struggles to get them to choose drilling over other trades. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/17/202235 minutes
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What to Look for in a New Drilling, Construction Hire

In episode 16 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy discusses the qualities that can help a person succeed in the drilling industry with Dave Bowers, instructor with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 AFL-CIO, Apprentice and Skill Improvement Program. Lots of people could be drillers, but the industry struggles to get them to choose drilling over other trades. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/17/202235 minutes
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Expanding Geothermal at Federal Sites, plus Clean Water News

In episode 15 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about United States government efforts to increase geothermal and other carbon-free energy sources. This week, he spotlights the Department of Energy’s recent selection of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to receive up to $6 million to help expand the deployment of geothermal heating and cooling technology at federal sites. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/10/202223 minutes
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Expanding Geothermal at Federal Sites, plus Clean Water News

In episode 15 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about United States government efforts to increase geothermal and other carbon-free energy sources. This week, he spotlights the Department of Energy’s recent selection of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to receive up to $6 million to help expand the deployment of geothermal heating and cooling technology at federal sites. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/10/202223 minutes
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Hiring Veterans into Drilling, plus WOTUS Roundtables

Everybody talks about a lack of good job candidates for skilled trades like drilling and construction. But veterans, as a group, can offer a lot of what drilling companies need — starting with a methodical, get-it-done approach to work. In episode 14, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Rob Meyer of Talon/LPE about his transition from the military to civilian workforce and the value of a veteran perspective. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/3/202227 minutes
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Hiring Veterans into Drilling, plus WOTUS Roundtables

Everybody talks about a lack of good job candidates for skilled trades like drilling and construction. But veterans, as a group, can offer a lot of what drilling companies need — starting with a methodical, get-it-done approach to work. In episode 14, anchor Brock Yordy talks to Rob Meyer of Talon/LPE about his transition from the military to civilian workforce and the value of a veteran perspective. This editorial podcast is brought to you by:
6/3/202227 minutes
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Water Use, Consumption and Scarcity, plus Geothermal Awards

Drillers are, of course, familiar with water supply: You drill a hole, water (hopefully) comes out. But what about demand? In episode 13, anchor Brock Yordy has updates on the global water crisis, plus celebrates student winners of DOE’s 2022 Geothermal Collegiate Competition.
5/27/202225 minutes
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Water Use, Consumption and Scarcity, plus Geothermal Awards

Drillers are, of course, familiar with water supply: You drill a hole, water (hopefully) comes out. But what about demand? In episode 13, anchor Brock Yordy has updates on the global water crisis, plus celebrates student winners of DOE’s 2022 Geothermal Collegiate Competition.
5/27/202225 minutes
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Sustainable Mining, plus Weighing in on WOTUS

Just how strong is the U.S. supply chain for cobalt, lithium and other materials critical for everything from mobile phone batteries to solar panels? What does responsible extraction of those materials look like? In episode 12, anchor Brock Yordy considers the interplay of environmental benchmarks and the responsible extraction of critical minerals in the United States.
5/20/202224 minutes
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Sustainable Mining, plus Weighing in on WOTUS

Just how strong is the U.S. supply chain for cobalt, lithium and other materials critical for everything from mobile phone batteries to solar panels? What does responsible extraction of those materials look like? In episode 12, anchor Brock Yordy considers the interplay of environmental benchmarks and the responsible extraction of critical minerals in the United States.
5/20/202224 minutes
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Trench Fatalities in the News, Plus Tips for Hand Safety

In episode 11 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about recent trench-related fatalities in construction, then interviews Tom Howe of Western Michigan University’s Hydrogeology Field Course.
5/13/202231 minutes
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Trench Fatalities in the News, Plus Tips for Hand Safety

In episode 11 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about recent trench-related fatalities in construction, then interviews Tom Howe of Western Michigan University’s Hydrogeology Field Course.
5/13/202231 minutes
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Growing Through a Generational Shift in Drilling, Trades

In episode 10, anchor Brock Yordy wraps up his three-part series on bringing younger generations into drilling and construction, then interviews professor Jim Smith of Ontario’s Fleming College.
5/6/202243 minutes
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Growing Through a Generational Shift in Drilling, Trades

In episode 10, anchor Brock Yordy wraps up his three-part series on bringing younger generations into drilling and construction, then interviews professor Jim Smith of Ontario’s Fleming College.
5/6/202243 minutes
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They All Want Management: Hiring Gen Z in Drilling, Trades

In episode 9, anchor Brock Yordy gets in-depth on the “entitled” reputation of generation Z, and then interviews driller Dwayne Graff of Well Initiatives Limited.
4/29/202237 minutes
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They All Want Management: Hiring Gen Z in Drilling, Trades

In episode 9, anchor Brock Yordy gets in-depth on the “entitled” reputation of generation Z, and then interviews driller Dwayne Graff of Well Initiatives Limited.
4/29/202237 minutes
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Plugging Orphan Wells, plus Recruiting New Hires

In episode 8 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy gets into the important topics of plugging orphan oil & gas wells and recruiting new hires, and then interviews driller Robert Coon.
4/22/202231 minutes
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Plugging Orphan Wells, plus Recruiting New Hires

In episode 8 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy gets into the important topics of plugging orphan oil & gas wells and recruiting new hires, and then interviews driller Robert Coon.
4/22/202231 minutes
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OSHA, MSHA Fatalities in Construction and Drilling

In episode 7, anchor Brock Yordy discusses the high number of OSHA and MSHA fatalities in the construction industry this year, and then interviews driller Jake Fletcher.
4/15/202227 minutes
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OSHA, MSHA Fatalities in Construction and Drilling

In episode 7, anchor Brock Yordy discusses the high number of OSHA and MSHA fatalities in the construction industry this year, and then interviews driller Jake Fletcher.
4/15/202227 minutes
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Global Water Disputes, Plus Driller Hearing Safety

In episode 6, anchor Brock Yordy turns to international water disputes (and how they relate to disputes in the U.S.), discusses hearing safety for drillers and interviews Franklin Electric’s Greg Parker.
4/8/202229 minutes
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Global Water Disputes, Plus Driller Hearing Safety

In episode 6, anchor Brock Yordy turns to international water disputes (and how they relate to disputes in the U.S.), discusses hearing safety for drillers and interviews Franklin Electric’s Greg Parker.
4/8/202229 minutes
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Getting to the Drilling Job, Plus Bottled Water News

In episode 5 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about safety before the job and the bottled water industry in the Great Lakes states, then interviews driller Mike Steffan of Steffan Well Drilling.
4/1/202226 minutes
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Getting to the Drilling Job, Plus Bottled Water News

In episode 5 of The Driller Newscast, anchor Brock Yordy talks about safety before the job and the bottled water industry in the Great Lakes states, then interviews driller Mike Steffan of Steffan Well Drilling.
4/1/202226 minutes
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Lightning Safety for Drillers, Plus Thoughts on the EPA

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.
3/25/202217 minutes
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Lightning Safety for Drillers, Plus Thoughts on the EPA

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.
3/25/202217 minutes
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Emergency Action Plans, Plus News About PFAS

This episode features emergency action plan tips for drilling companies, updates on PFAS and an interview with North Dakota driller Adam Sorenson of S&S Drilling. It’s episode 3 of our new weekly news program The Driller Newscast, with anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy.
3/18/202225 minutes
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Emergency Action Plans, Plus News About PFAS

This episode features emergency action plan tips for drilling companies, updates on PFAS and an interview with North Dakota driller Adam Sorenson of S&S Drilling. It’s episode 3 of our new weekly news program The Driller Newscast, with anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy.
3/18/202225 minutes
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Hard Hats for Drillers, Plus Western Water Fights

In episode 2 of our new weekly news program, anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy has tips for hard hat safety, updates on western U.S. water rights fights, and an interview with driller, safety trainer and The Driller columnist Dave Bowers.
3/11/202224 minutes
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Hard Hats for Drillers, Plus Western Water Fights

In episode 2 of our new weekly news program, anchor and drilling expert Brock Yordy has tips for hard hat safety, updates on western U.S. water rights fights, and an interview with driller, safety trainer and The Driller columnist Dave Bowers.
3/11/202224 minutes
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Trench Safety and an Update on Water Rights Battles

Welcome to our first episode of The Driller Newscast. This new show features drilling expert Brock Yordy offering safety tips, and news important to drillers and the drilling industry. We’ll also include interviews with the hard-working people who keep us turning to the right.
3/4/202217 minutes
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Trench Safety and an Update on Water Rights Battles

Welcome to our first episode of The Driller Newscast. This new show features drilling expert Brock Yordy offering safety tips, and news important to drillers and the drilling industry. We’ll also include interviews with the hard-working people who keep us turning to the right.
3/4/202217 minutes