By Emily Baucum
February 9, 2023
SAN ANTONIO – Texas has received millions of dollars from the federal government to plug abandoned oil and gas wells that are at risk of polluting air, water and vegetation.
The Trouble Shooters show you the progress made so far and why some worry it’s just a drop in the bucket.
There are about 290,000 wells in Texas. More than half – roughly 149,000 – are not active. And an estimated 7,960 of those inactive wells are abandoned.