Opinion, WVPA Sharing

Editorial: West Virginia must take action on unplugged gas, oil wells

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg:

Much as they had to address the residual effect of coal mining on the Mountain State’s environment, lawmakers must be willing to find solutions for the more than 4,500 unplugged oil and natural gas wells across the state.

As David McMahon, lobbyist for the West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization, told NCWV Media’s Conor Griffith, these unplugged wells are a “huge problem.”

“It’s one of the most widespread environmental and personal property issues the state faces,” McMahon said.

For additional information on this topic, see video from the WV Press Association Legislative Breakfast Panel on natural gas industry:

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