Friday, January 28, 2022

Good Samaritan Proposal Would Plug An Oil & Gas Well Abandoned By A Conventional Driller In Westmoreland County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the January 29 PA Bulletin it has received a proposal under the Environmental Good Samaritan Act to plug an oil and gas well abandoned by a conventional driller in Murrysville Borough, Westmoreland County. (
PA Bulletin, page 754).

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.

Comments on the proposal are due February 27.

Read the entire PA Bulletin Notice for more information.  (PA Bulletin, page 754)

For more information on this program, visit DEP’s Environmental Good Samaritan Program webpage.

[Posted: January 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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