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AB 2729

Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials: 4-3-0

authors: Williams, Thurmond, Salas


Thousands of oil and natural gas wells across California have been sitting idle for years but have not been permanently sealed. These wells are often ignored and left for years without maintenance, an oversight which can be hazardous to both the environment and public health. AB 2729 requires well operators to conduct ongoing monitoring and to begin the process of sealing long-term idle wells.