24 states get $560M for high-priority cleanup of wells

The Associated Press - August 27, 2022 8:10 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Interior Department is giving 24 states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority oil and gas wells abandoned on state and private land. A news release said up to 10,000 wells could be dealt with under grants announced on Thursday.

It’s part of $4.7 billion set for orphan well cleanup under the bipartisan infrastructure plan approved late last year.

The Department has said $1.15 billion will be given out during this fiscal year.

Most of the states are getting $25 million each. Arkansas and Mississippi are getting $5 million each.


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