Aug
20

Taxpayers at Risk of Paying to Clean Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Above, an oil rig sits dormant. When companies abandon wells, taxpayers are left to foot the cleanup costs. As oil and gas wells are abandoned, a Government Accountability Office report shows that BLM is not accurately accounting for orphaned wells or the taxpayer risk for cleaning them up. Written by Powder River Basin Resource Council. In June, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report that finds the Bureau…

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