Federal Orphaned Wells Program

The Federal Orphaned Wells Program is a multi-agency effort led by the Orphaned Wells Program Office. The Law provides $250 million to federal land managers at the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to inventory, assess, plug and restore orphaned well sites. Eligible bureaus are the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the US Forest Service.    


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