"This is more than just drilling and extracting," Ravenstahl told me.
But the group noted the need for more independent and objective research on the environmental impacts of drilling.
Drillers call this drilling fluid "mud," but it's not really mud at all.
About half of the 70 drilling rigs at work in the state are on public land.
The administration's decision to reevaluate their misguided decision on drilling is just a first step.
Recruiting and drilling were being briskly carried on about Quebec and Montreal.
This block should be cut to fit the bottom and will act as a support for drilling.
General McClellan was over-cautious, and lingered about Washington with about 200,000 men, drilling and preparing for the battle.
The wire can be fastened on the stack by drilling a tiny hole through the stack.
But a mob of country louts are drilling in a farmyard up the moorlands, to plunder and destroy us, if they can.
"tool for making holes," 1610s, from Dutch dril, drille "a hole, instrument for boring holes," from drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl" (see drill (v.)).
"small furrow," 1727; also "machine for sowing seeds" (1731), from obsolete drill "rill, trickling stream" (1640s), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to drill (n.1).
kind of coarse, twilled cloth, 1743, from French drill, from German drillich "heavy, coarse cotton or linen fabric," from Old High German adjective drilich "threefold," from Latin trilix (genitive trilicis) "triply twilled" (see trellis). So called in reference to the method of weaving it.
"West African baboon species," 1640s, perhaps from a native word (cf. mandrill).
c.1600 (implied in drilling), from Dutch drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl," from Proto-Germanic *threljanan (cf. Middle High German drillen "to turn, round off, bore," Old Engish þyrel "hole"), from PIE *tere- "to turn, rub" (see throw (v.)). Sense of "to instruct in military exercise" is 1620s (also in Dutch drillen and in the Danish and German cognates), probably from the notion of troops "turning" in maneuvers. Extended noun sense of "the agreed-upon procedure" is from 1940. Related: Drilled.
The way of doing something; the plan of action: Pain in the ass, but that's the drill (1940+)