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How the infrastructure law creates state oil winners and losers

Does leeway given to states on how to define — and prevent — orphaned wells increase the risk that federal money will be misused? And how do you ensure that the money is being distributed to states and communities that most need it?

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PA gets federal money to plug dangerous gas, oil wells

Federal infrastructure money will help PA plug gas and oil wells that contribute to climate change, but some say it will take more to fix the problem.
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park targets gas, oil well cleanup

The funding from an infrastructure law signed by President Biden last year is being put to work in Ohio with $33-million going toward plugging, remediating and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells on public lands.

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Ecology groups want data on water contamination at Quebec drilling sites

Ecology groups are demanding data on water contamination near all oil wells drilled over the past 20 years.

Newsom allocates $200 million for oil and gas well remediation

Newsom allocates $200 million for oil and gas well remediation

Environmental activists applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom's move Friday to earmark $200 million for remediating idle oil and gas wells across California.
The economic case for restoring abandoned oil wells

The economic case for restoring abandoned oil wells

A study published Monday in Nature Sustainability calculates that abandoned oil and gas wells cover more than 2 million acres of the U.S. And if that land is restored, it could deliver billions of dollars in benefit for a fraction of the cost of restoration.
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