Creating Orphan Oil and Gas Well Prevention Act
This bill would require operators to make financial assurances for plugging before a new well permit is issued and assigns responsibility as between current and former owners for plugging transferred wells that have developed leaks or have contaminated groundwater.
Sponsors: Randy Smith
ISSUES: Climate, Pure Water
CWV Position: Supports
Status: Introduced 1/12/22; referred to Energy, Industry and Mining Committee