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$80 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Address Legacy Pollution by Plugging Orphaned Wells…

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a nearly $80 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for the state of Texas to continue work plugging, capping and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells across the state. This investment is the first Phase 1 formula grant awarded … [continued]

Governor Newsom Stands Up To Big Oil

SACRAMENTO — In a strong move to hold oil companies responsible for the economic and public health dangers of oil wells left idle and unplugged, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1167, the “Orphan Well Prevention Act,” into law. This bill, authored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, will ensure that the … [continued]