PBS NewsHour

Orphan wells pollute the environment across Louisiana

Clip: 08/10/2022 | 5m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

Tens of thousands of abandoned oil and natural gas wells sit idle across the United States. Known as orphan wells, they pose significant dangers to nearby residents and the environment after being ignored or forgotten by the companies who drilled them. States and taxpayers are often left to clean them up. Roby Chavez, who has been reporting on this from Louisiana, joins Stephanie Sy to discuss.

Aired: 08/10/22

Rating: NR

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