Read the PA Bulletin notice on how to submit comments on this proposal.
The Good Samaritan Program is for landowners, citizens, watershed associations, environmental organizations and governmental entities who do not have a legal responsibility to reclaim abandoned lands, abate water pollution or plug abandoned wells, but are interested in addressing these problems.
Click Here to use DEP’s interactive GIS map to show Good Samaritan oil and gas well projects (orange squares).
There are an estimated 250,000 abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania.
For more information on this program, visit DEP’s Environmental Good Samaritan Program webpage.
Visit DEP’s Abandoned & Orphan Well Program webpage for more information on abandoned wells in Pennsylvania.
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