Alaska Leaders Rip BLM Over Abandoned Oil Wells

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Alaska officials expressed the need for substantial remediation efforts on abandoned federal legacy wells in the state's National Petroleum Reserve, telling a Senate committee on Thursday that the Bureau of Land Management was failing to live up to standards it requires for private operators.

The director of the Alaska's Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and a Republican state legislator criticized the federal government for failing to properly plug more than 100 wells drilled over the last century by U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S Navy to...
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