Issue: Orphaned wells

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Updates and Alerts Julie Archer February 24, 2017
“Right to Trespass” Bill Introduced in the House
Please contact House Energy Committee members and your delegates and tell them to oppose this attempt to take away the property rights of West Virginians.More
Issues: Eminent domainFence-line monitoringLand re-unionOrphaned wellsPipelines
Blog Julie Archer February 8, 2017
WV-SORO 2017 Legislative Priorities
WV-SORO will again be pushing for legislation to have the property rights of surface owners recognized and respected, to increase their chances of owning some of the minerals under them, and to deal with orphaned wells and other environmental problems. We will also be actively opposing legislation the industry introduces (out of its sense of entitlement) that will harm the interests of surface owners.More
Issues: Abandoned wellsFence-line monitoringLand re-unionOrphaned wellsPollution
Blog WVSORO December 11, 2016
WVSORO 2017 Legislative Proposals
WVSORO will again be pushing for legislation to have the property rights of surface owners recognized, to increase their chances of owning some of the minerals under them, and to deal with orphaned wells and other environmental problems, etc. More
Issues: Fence-line monitoringHorizontal wellsLand re-unionLegislationOrphaned wellsTax sales
Document WVSORO December 7, 2016
Use the Funds from Oil and Gas Operator Bond Forfeitures First to Take Care of the Problem That Caused The Forfeiture
There is an "Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund" that in theory is supposed to be used to plug the thousands and thousands of oil and gas wells that have been orphaned over the last century by oil and gas drillers who go out of business without plugging them. In reality, from 2010 to 2014 there was only enough money in the fund to plug just 6 orphaned wells!More
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wellsReclamation fund
Document WVSORO December 2, 2016
Use the funds from partition suits to plug orphaned oil and gas wells
The purpose of this bill is to help solve the problem of orphaned, unplugged oil and gas wells. These often leaky wells exist because oil and gas well drillers that have gone out of business, and because the drillers' bonding requirement is not high enough for there to be enough money to plug the wells they left behind.More
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wells
Document WVSORO February 16, 2016
House Bill 4550
BY DELEGATE IRELAND. [Introduced February 16, 2016; Referred to the Committee on Energy then Finance.]More
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wellsReclamation fund
Document WVSORO February 10, 2015
Orphaned Well “Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund” Activity
Orphaned1 Well "Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund (#3322)" ActivityMore
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wellsReclamation fund
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