Orphaned Wells Program News

Secretary Haaland Highlights Locally and Tribally Led Conservation Efforts in Southern California


Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Southern California last week, where she met with federal, state, Tribal and local officials and community members to learn about their vision for conserving the area’s natural and cultural resources and meeting shared clean energy goals through the proposed establishment of Chuckwalla National Monument and expansion of Joshua Tree National Park. 

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Secretary Haaland Announces Nearly $6 Million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Address Legacy Pollution by Plugging Orphaned Wells in Michigan


During a legacy pollution roundtable discussion today with state, labor and business leaders in Wayne, Michigan, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a $5.87 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Michigan to continue work plugging, reclaiming and restoring orphaned oil and gas wells across the state.

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