“Nobody really knows what you’re supposed to do”: Leaking, exploding abandoned wells wreak havoc in West TexasThe Texas TribuneMedia Coverage

The Texas Railroad Commission is tasked with plugging wells. But the state regulators say their scope is limited.


By Carlos Nogueras Ramos, the Texas Tribune, and Martha Pskowski, Inside Climate News
February 28, 2024

Image: Bill Wight looks at the well that leaked enormous volumes of saltwater on his property. It took crews over a month to seal the well and stop the leak. Credit: Sarah M. Vasquez for The Texas Tribune

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