06-01-22 | News

National Park Service receives $9.8 million infrastructure investment

Infrastructure investment to be used to remove oil and gas well sites in national parks.
by Staff

Part of the one trillion-dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this investment will fund removal and reclamation of oil wells in various national parks.

The National Park Service has recently been allocated $9.8 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to remove, reclaim, or plug up various abandoned gas and oil wells in national parks across the United States. There are 277 high-priority wells that are dangerous enough to humans and the environment to require removal. The NPS Director, Chuck Sams said, "Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law enables us to tackle legacy pollution issues caused by past extraction activities in national parks." The funding contains $21 billion for legacy pollution cleaning for things like Superfunds and brownfield sites as well as resolving abandoned mines and oil wells.



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