WORC Releases a Roadmap for Managing the Oil and Gas Industry’s Orphaned Wells and Left-behind Infrastructure

New white paper recommends policies for state regulators to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for cleanup and reclamation of their sites and infrastructure. Unplugged oil and gas wells pose a significant threat to our climate, as well as having negative impacts on water, air, and public health and safety. But the inventory of these wells has been growing, not shrinking, year over year. The longer these wells sit,…

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