SB 56

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